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Chemistry A Level at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form

Course description

At AS level candidates are given a solid grounding in foundation chemistry, which will be invaluable to anyone intending to study physical, biological sciences or engineering at university level. The specification introduces the chemical reactivity of atoms and molecules and provides an understanding of their structures. The development and use of the periodic table is explained. The introduction of practical skills assignments (PSA) into the specification allows teachers to credit candidates for work done in routine class practicals.

A-Level candidates will, in addition, study kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamic ,organic chemistry and spectroscopic techniques to determine the molecular formulae and structures of organic compounds. Practical skills will continue to be assessed through PSA. This course will be taught mainly through practical work and dynamic delivery of theoretical elements.

Course content

CHEM 1 – Foundation Chemistry Sept-Jan Atomic Structure Amount of Substance Bonding Periodicity Energetics Chemical Equilibria  

CHEM 2 – Chemistry in Action Jan-June Redox Reactions Group 7, the Halogens Group 2, the Alkaline Earths Chemical Kinetics Introduction to Organic Chemistry Alkanes Halogenoalkanes Alkenes Alcohols Analytical Techniques  

CHEM 4 – Kinetics, Equilibria & Organic Chemistry June-Jan Kinetics Equilibria Acids & Bases Nomenclature and Isomerism in Organic Chemistry Carbonyl Compounds Aromatic Chemistry Amines Amino Acids Polymers Organic Synthesis & Analysis Structure Determination

CHEM 5 – Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry Jan-June Thermodynamics Periodicity Redox Equilibria Transition Metals Reactions of Inorganic Compounds

Entry requirements

2 B’s in Sciences + B in Maths.

Future opportunities

A qualification in chemistry can lead to careers in science, software development, finance, medicine, as well as degree courses in chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, medicine, and dentistry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

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