Chemistry A Level
Chemistry is an excellent preparation for students looking to extend their understanding of a key physical science. It is a central science which opens up the possibility of a huge range of science related university courses and jobs. These include medicine and health related professions such as dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary sciences, as well as chemical engineering, optometry and courses that overlap with maths and physics.
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First Year Study
The A-level Year 1 course is divided into the 3 areas of Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry.
- Atomic structure
- Amount of substance
- Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier’s principle
- Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
- Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
- Group 7(17), the halogens
- Introduction to organic chemistry
- Organic analysis
Second Year Study
The A-level Year 2 course is divided into the same 3 areas as Year 1 and incorporates additional material for each area.
- Rate equations
- Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems
- Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
- Acids and bases
- Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
- Transition metals
- Reactions of ions in aqueous solution
- Optical isomerism
- Aldehydes and ketones
- Carboxylic acids & derivatives
- Aromatic chemistry
- Amino acids, proteins and DNA
- Organic synthesis
- N.M.R. spectroscopy
With Chemistry A level you could study University courses in Aerospace Engineering, Biology, Biomedical Science, Bio-Veterinary Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, English, Geography, Pharmacy, Mathematics, Medical science, Medicine, Midwifery, Optometry, Physics and Zoology.
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