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Chemistry A Level at The King's School

Course description

This stimulating course aims to promote aspects of chemistry that are often in the
media and affect day-to-day life.
Students will gain the necessary knowledge and understanding to explain many
different aspects of contemporary chemistry. These areas include climate change,
green chemistry, pharmaceuticals and chemistry research.

Students will perform many experiments which develop their ability to make accurate
observations and measurements.

Course content

Physical chemistry atomic structure, bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibria and redox equations
Inorganic chemistry, Periodicity Group 2 Group 7

Organic chemistry study of alkanes, alcohols, organic analysis

Physical chemistry thermodynamics rate equations equilibrium constant, electrode
potentials and electro-chemical cells

Inorganic chemistry, properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides, transition metals, reactions of ions in aqueous solution

Organic Chemistry, optical isomerism, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids
and derivatives. Aromatic chemistry, organic synthesis

Entry requirements

The minimum grade entry requirement is 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above to include Grade 4 or better in English and Maths. Grade 5/6 in GCSE Chemistry or 5/6 in Dual Science GCSE.


Paper 1: Selected themes (2hr exam) (35%)
Paper 2: Selected themes (2hr exam) (35%)
Paper 3: Any themes (2hr exam) (30%
Practical Assessment: Internally Assessed Note: A level grades are based only on results from the written exams.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King's School directly.

Last updated date: 11 January 2018

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