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
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.
Amount of substance
Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier’s principle
Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems
Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
Acids and bases
Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
Group 7, the halogens
Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
1 A Level Chemistry
Introduction to organic chemistry
Aldehydes and ketones
Carboxylic acids and derivatives
Amino acids, proteins and DNA
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Reactions of ions in aqueous solution
Method of Assessment
Paper 1 – 2 hours – 35%
Paper 2 – 2 hours – 35%
Paper 3 – 2 hours – 30%
High levels of interest, commitment and organisation; good mathematical skills; enthusiasm for practicals; enjoyment of science.
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