Chemistry

A-Level Chemistry

Exam Board: Edexcel

Introduction:

The Chemistry course allows you to explore Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry in great depth. This rigorous, academic course suits those who are up for a challenge in understanding the mechanisms of hydrocarbons, using problem solving skills to identify and explain the trends of the periodic table and using logical thinking to solve chemical calculations. The course is ideal for you if you are interested in how different areas of Chemistry relate to each other and help to build a better understanding of the world around us. The course allows you to explore different topics to engage with Chemistry at a deeper level:

  1. Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table                                8. Energetics
  2. Bonding and Structure                                                               9. Kinetics          
  3. Redox                                                                                            10. Techniques
  4. Inorganic Chemistry and the Periodic Table                          11. Equilibrium
  5. Formalue, Equations and Amounts of Substance                 12. Acid-base Equilibria
  6. Organic Chemistry                                                                      13. Transition Metals
  7. Modern Analytical Techniques

 Where does it Lead to?

Undertaking this course and gaining a qualification in Chemistry enables you to apply for a variety of Biological Science and Engineering-based degrees at Higher Education Institutions. Chemistry A Level provides a fantastic scaffold for vocational pathways such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Sciences, Dietetics, Nursing and Pharmacology. It also provides a pathway into degrees such as Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science and more.

 Course Detail:

This is a two year linear course and students will sit their examinations at the end of the second year.

A Level Modules:

2nd Year of Study

Assessment

Paper 1

Topics 1-5, 8, 10-15

●        30% of A Level

●        1 hour and 45 minutes written examination

●        90 marks that consist of short-open, multiple choice, calculations and extended writing questions

Paper 2

Topics 2-3, 5-7, 9, 16-19

●        30% of A Level

●        1 hour and 45 minutes written examination

●        90 marks that consist of short-open, multiple choice, calculations and extended writing questions

Paper 3

Synoptic Paper

●        40% of A Level

●        2 hour and 30 minutes written examination

●        120 marks that consist of short-open, multiple choice, calculations and extended writing questions.

Key Contact: Curriculum Leader - Mr R Allen (ryan.allen@slougheton.com)