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Chemistry AS/A Level at Easingwold School

Course description

This course develops a student’s knowledge and understanding of Chemistry, providing a pathway to further study. It enhances one's enthusiasm for Chemistry whilst incorporating regular practical experiences in its coverage of relevant and contemporary issues.
 
You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Physics, Biology, Maths or Design Technology

Course content

AS
Physical Chemistry: atomic structure; bonding; qualitative discussions of energetics, kinetics and equilibria.
 
Organic Chemistry: introductory organics, including: alkanes, alkenes, haloalkanes, alcohols and analytical techniques.
 

Inorganic Chemistry: periodicity of group 2 and group 7 elements; redox properties of halogens and halide ions.

 

A2
In addition to the above, Physical Chemistry: Quantitative
discussions of energetics, kinetics, and equilibria; electrochemical cells
 
Organic Chemistry: isomerism; additional organic compounds, including amino acids, proteins and DNA; organic synthesis and analysis
 
Inorganic Chemistry: periodicity ofgroup 3 elements and their oxides; transition metals and reactions of ions in aqueous solution.

 

Entry requirements

Enthusiasm, diligence, problem solver, determination,inquisitive nature, precision, team player,good communicator (both written and oral), mathematician and aptitude for practical work.
 
 

Assessment

The AS and A2-Levels are independent qualifications. The AS-Level is examined after one year of study; the A2, after 2 years. As such, any assessments completed after the first year do not carry through to the second year.
 
Relevant practical skills are assessed on each paper.
 
AS
 
Paper 1 - Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
1.5 hours
50% Total AS Level
 
Paper 2 -Organic and Physical Chemistry
1.5 hours
50% Total of AS Level
 
A2
 
Paper 1-Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
2 hours
35% total A Level
 
Paper 2 - Organic and Physical Chemistry
2 hours
35% total A Level
 
Paper 3 - Synoptic exam
2 hours
30% total A Level

 

 

 

 

Future opportunities

An A level in Chemistry is a prerequisite for people seeking a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, or dentistry and also forensic science. It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries.
 
Students completing an A level in Chemistry develop many skills desired by employers, not only in science but other sectors, and it demonstrates an aptitude to take on a challenge.
 

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easingwold School directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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