A Level Chemistry Essay

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A Level Chemistry
Entry Requirements:

BB in Core and Additional Science or B in Chemistry and C in Maths. In addition, a D Grade in AS Chemistry is

needed to progress to the A Level.
Wainwright, Miss J Rigby

Exam Board:


Teachers: Mrs V Bates, Mr A Conheeney, Mr N Barnet, Mr P Carter, Mrs J

Timetable Organisation: 5 periods of 1 hour length each week for two years, taught by 2 teachers. Students in Year 13 also have one hour of directed study time each week.
Main Syllabus Area
A Level Chemistry will inspire students, nurture their passion for chemistry and lay the foundations for further study. It covers the three main areas of chemistry; physical, inorganic and organic.

Physical chemistry
 Atomic structure
 Amount of substance
 Bonding
 Energetics
 Kinetics
 Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier’s principle
 Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
 Thermodynamics
 Rate Equations
 Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems
 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
 Acids and bases
Inorganic chemistry
 Periodicity
 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
 Group 7, the halogens
 Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
 Transition metals

1 A Level Chemistry

Organic chemistry
 Introduction to organic chemistry
 Alkanes
 Halogenoalkanes
 Alkenes
 Alcohols
 Organic analysis
 Optical isomerism
 Aldehydes and ketones
 Carboxylic acids and derivatives
 Aromatic chemistry
 Amines
 Polymers
 Amino acids, proteins and DNA
 Organic synthesis
 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
 Chromatography

Reactions of ions in aqueous solution

Method of Assessment
Paper 1 – 2 hours – 35%
Paper 2 – 2 hours – 35%
Paper 3 – 2 hours – 30%
Qualities Required
High levels of interest, commitment and organisation; good mathematical skills; enthusiasm for practicals; enjoyment of science.
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