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Chemistry at Queen Mary's High School

Course description

Requirement for degree level courses; Medicine/dentistry/pharmacy/veterinary science
• weekly chemistry clinic
• be an ambassador for KS3 and GCSE students
• high quality teaching staff

Course content

Physical/chemistry including atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier
Inorganic chemistry including periodicity, group 2, and group 7.
Organic chemistry including alkanes, halogenoalkanes, alkenes, alcohols and synthesis
Physical chemistry :- Thermodynamics, rate equations, equilibrium constants, electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
Inorganic chemistry:- Period 3 elements and their oxides, transition metals, reactions of ions in solution
Organic chemistry :- optical isomers carbonyls and carboxylic acids, aromatics amines,
polymers, Amino Acids and DNA, synthesis, NMR + Chromatography


A’Level: 6 hours written examination spread over 3 exam papers. Paper 1 and Paper 2
(105 marks each, 35% each of total A’ level mark) questions include long and short
answers. Paper 3, 90 marks, 30% of total grade (40 marks practical techniques (data
analysis). 30 marks multiple choice and 20 marks on any area of specification).

Future opportunities

Law, accountancy, forensics, pharmacology, chemical engineering, neurotechnology, food science, materials science, IT, banking, journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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