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A Level Chemistry

This stimulating course aims to promote aspects of chemistry that are often in the media and affect day-to-day life. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and understanding to explain many different aspects of contemporary chemistry. These areas include climate change, green chemistry, pharmaceuticals and chemistry research. Students will perform many experiments which develop their ability to make accurate observations and measurements. At King’s we strongly encourage learning through practical experience. A level Chemistry is very highly respected by Universities.

What can this course lead to?

This course can lead to:

Unit content [Exam Board: AQA]

Theme 1 (AS)
1 Year
Theme 2 (AS)
1 Year
Theme 3 (AS)
1 Year
Theme 4
(A Level) Year 2
Theme 5
(A Level) Year 2
Theme 6
(A Level) Year 2
Physical Chemistry Atomic structure, bonding, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibria and redox equations Inorganic Chemistry, Periodicity Group 2 Group 7 Organic Chemistry Study of Alkanes, Alcohols, Organic analysis Physical Chemistry Thermodynamics Rate equations Equilibrium constant, electrode potentials and electro-chemical cells Inorganic Chemistry, properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides, Transition metals, reactions of ions in aqueous solution Organic Chemistry, optical isomerism, aldehydes and ketones, Carboxylic acids and derivatives. Aromatic Chemistry, Organic synthesis


Method of Assessment

Two AS papers 1 hour 30 mins each OR Three A Level papers 2 hours each.

For full A Level only Practical skills assessment (ongoing through course).


Minimum entry requirements

B grade in GCSE Science and Additional Science or B grade in Triple Science Chemistry and a B grade in Mathematics.


Further information

AQA A' Level Chemistry

For further information, please contact Dr Forsythe (Head of Science) at the school.

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