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Chemistry A/S at University Academy Keighley

Course description

At AS Level candidates are given a solid grounding in foundation Chemistry. The specification introduces the chemical reactivity of atoms and molecules and provides an understanding of their structures The development and use of 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. Assessment becomes linked to the work of the course, and moves away from formulaic testing.

Course content

At AS Level candidates are given a solid grounding in foundation Chemistry. The specification introduces the chemical reactivity of atoms and molecules and provides an understanding of their structures The development and use of 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.  Assessment becomes linked to the work of the course, and moves away from formulaic testing.

Entry requirements

To study AS Chemistry it is desirable that you have at least a grade CC on GCSE double award Science (Core & Additional). If you have a CC or above in an Applied course you application will be considered on an individual basis but you must also take the AS Applied Science course.

Assessment

Year One - AS Unit 1 Foundation Chemistry
  • Particles, composition of the nucleus, isotopes and use of mass spectrometer
  • Calculating the amount of substance
  • Ionic, covalent and metallic bonding and intermolecular forces
  • The construction of the periodic table
  • Organic chemistry
  • Alkanes from crude oil.
33% of AS Level16% of A2 Unit 2 Chemistry in Action
  • Collision theory and effect
  • Definitions of oxidation and reduction
  • Redox properties of halogens and halide ions
  • The extraction of Metals
  • Haloalkanes and alkenes.
46% of AS 23% of A2 Unit 3 Practical Assessment:
  • Making observations and measurements
  • Analysing and evaluating results.
20% of AS 10% of A2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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