Minimum of 5 grade 5 (new grading structure) at GCSE or equivalent with English and 6 in maths. At least a grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or Combined Science is the minimum requirement.
There are three areas of chemistry which are studied.
|Thermodynamics.||Optical Isomerism.||Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides.|
|Rate equations.||Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives.||Transition metals.|
|Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems.||Aromatic Chemistry.||Reactions of ions in aqueous solution.|
Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells .
|Amines, Amino Acids, Proteins and DNA.|
|Acids and Bases.||Polymers.|
|Organic synthesis, NMR and Chromatography.|
The course will be assessed via three written papers including relevant practical skills:
Paper 1: 2 hours long consisting of 105 marks: a mixture of short and long answer questions.
Paper 2: 2 hours long consisting of 105 marks: a mixture of short and long answer questions.
Paper 3: 2 hours long consisting of 90 marks (40 marks: practical and data analysis 20 marks: questions testing across the specification and 30 marks: multiple choice questions).
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A level Chemistry would complement advanced level qualifications in Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Health and Social Care, Sociology or Psychology.
For more information please see Mrs S Raju, Head of Science: (01922) 721071 ext. 328.
All students are provided with their own individual copies of the required textbooks.