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Chemistry AS/A2 at The Brakenhale Academy

Course description

This AS and A Level course should encourage you to develop essential knowledge and understanding of the key concepts in Chemistry, and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. You will appreciate how chemists have greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people.
The course is underpinned by the practical skills that are called ‘How Science Works’. You will also find out how chemists are real innovators, designing solutions to the problems that affect modern life.
Students are encouraged to sustain and develop their enjoyment of, and interest in, Chemistry. They will develop strong analytical and problem solving skills which can be applied to other courses of study. Chemistry is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science. It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries.
What will I study?
Physical Chemistry: Students will study: Atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibria and redox reactions.
Inorganic Chemistry: Students will study: Periodicity, the alkaline earth metals and the halogens.
Organic Chemistry: Students will study: Introduction to organic chemistry, the alkanes, halogenoalkanes, alcohols and organic analysis.
How will I be Assessed?
AS Level
Paper 1 – Written exam: 1 Hour 30 minutes on Physical and Inorganic Chemistry (50% of Total AS Mark) Paper 2 – Written exam: 1 Hour 30 minutes on Physical and Organic Chemistry (50% of Total AS Mark)
What does it lead to?
Chemistry is an important subject in its own right with many applications and implications within modern society. This course is a broad-based modular course that is suited to candidates who wish to study a range of subjects at Higher Education.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a Grade B and Grade C in two GCSE Science subjects (Core, Additional, Further Additional).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Brakenhale Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years