GCSE grades 6-6 in combined science or a grade 6 in chemistry (if studied as a separate science) and a GCSE grade 6 in maths.
Any student entering the course having achieved GCSE maths grade 6 (not grade 7-9) will also be required to study the Core Maths programme in Year 12.
Chemistry is the study of substances, what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in living things. Chemistry is a highly valued and necessary qualification, required by universities when applying to study degrees in chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals and dentistry.
The first year of the A level course will cover organic chemistry, including alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, haloalkanes and organic synthesis reactions, the inorganic/physical chemistry including moles, bonding and structure, redox reactions, energy changes, reversible reactions and equilibria.
In the second year you will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding and prepare for the external examinations. The course also includes a non-exam assessment practical endorsement. The course is divided into the six modules: 1. Development of practical skills; 2. Foundations in chemistry; 3. Periodic table and energy; 4. Core organic chemistry; 5. Physical chemistry and transition elements and 6. Organic chemistry and analysis.
Students’ progress to degree programmes including chemistry and chemical engineering, medical courses such as medicine, pharmacy, optometry, biomedical science, veterinary medicine and dentistry. Biochemistry and related subjects are also followed.
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