Chemistry (A-Level)

Chemistry (A Level)

Advanced Level Qualification

Sixth Form Overview

Students aged 17-18 years old

Course Outline

A-Level Chemistry opens up a huge range of opportunities in careers such as Chemical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Research and Medicine. Preferably taken alongside another science subject, this course is ideal if you enjoy and excel at maths and science. The course will broaden your horizons and see you gain an understanding of the world around you from a molecular perspective such as materials and physical phenomena, and chemistry of living things. The course covers the full range of organic, inorganic and physical aspects of Chemistry.

  • Atomic structure
  • Amount of substance
  • Bonding
  • Energetics, Kinetics & chemical equilibria
  • Thermodynamics
  • Acid and bases
  • Periodicity
  • Group 2, 7, 3 & transition metals
  • Catalysts
  • Reactions of ions in aqueous solution
  • Alkanes, halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes and alcohols
  • Organic analysis
  • Optical isomerism
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids,
  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Amines
  • Polymers

This is a practical paper from the
required practical list in lessons, and as well as application of combination of all the knowledge from previous topics.

  • Exam Board AQA
  • Course Code 9610
  • AS Available Yes
  • Entry Requirements Grade 7 in GCSE Chemistry
  • Exam Papers 5
  • Course Work No
  • Prior Study Compulsory
  • 5 written exams
  • 1 hour 30 minute exams
  • 75 marks per exam
  • Each exam is worth 20% of your A level.
  • AS assessments contribute to 40% of the total marks for the full A level, the remaining 60% comes from the A2 assessments
  • AO1: Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and concepts
  • AO2: Application of knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and concepts in both familiar and novel contexts
  • AO3: The ability to describe, analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information presented in different forms
  • AO4: The ability to select, describe and evaluate scientific procedures

Course Progression and Additional Information

Chemistry is an excellent basis for progression to a science degree programme. It provides a wide range of career opportunities,
including: Medical Science, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacology and Research. There are also an increasing number of Higher and
Degree Apprenticeship opportunities in sectors such as Chemical Engineering. Former students have gone to the Royal Veterinary
College, PhD in Chemistry at Oxford.

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