Chemistry
 

Chemistry

Summary 

A-level chemistry covers topics such as atoms, molecules, bonding, the periodic table, chemical reactions, structure and formulae of molecules, energy, green chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, medicine, chemical synthesis, polymers, equilibria and rates of reaction. Your scientific skills will be developed through practical activities, mathematical equations and calculations, writing lab reports, answering exam questions, presenting your work in a creative way like an A1 scientific poster. 

 

Have you ever wondered how atoms interact? How chemical reactions occur? Why materials have different properties? How to identify substances using scientific methods? When scientific theories existed? Who the most influential scientists are? This could be you one day if you study this exciting subject at Chapeltown Academy.

Chemistry really prepares you for studying a science degree at university; the course contains many practical sessions that really extend your scientific thinking skills, and involves problem-solving of high-level questions and chemical data. You will also learn about the latest technology and recent discoveries. For instance, graphene, a new super-strong material, has been created using sellotape and is only one atom thick, and the biggest laser in the world was used to crush a diamond in order to study the hardest material known to scientists.

studentsA-level chemistry covers topics such as atoms, molecules, bonding, the periodic table, chemical reactions, structure and formulae of molecules, energy, green chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, medicine, chemical synthesis, polymers, equilibria and rates of reaction. Your scientific skills will be developed through practical activities, mathematical equations and calculations, writing lab reports, answering exam questions, presenting your work in a creative way like an A1 scientific poster.

AS examinations take place after the first year:

01 Breadth in chemistry (50%)
02 Depth in chemistry (50%)

The linear examiinations takes place after the two years of study:

01 Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry (37%)
02 Synthesis and analytical techniques (37%)
03 Unified chemistry (27%)

Additional Information 

Tutor Khay Hunter khunter@chapeltownacademy.com

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Assessment for this subject is by examination and a practical based unit which is assessed via a lab book. 

Weekly drop-in support sessions

will be available to attend throughout the year, especially with the mathematical concepts in the course.

Many learners study chemistry because they wish to study the subject at university while others do so in order to study subjects such as medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, biochemistry and pharmacy, for which A-level chemistry is essential. Come and study chemistry at Chapeltown Academy!

Where will Chemistry take me?

Chemistry is important for many science-based careers, including biochemistry (the study of chemistry within living organisms), chemical engineering (extracting value from raw materials and developing new products), and health-related professions (such as medicine and pharmaceuticals). An A Level in chemistry is essential for studying chemistry, medicine and veterinary science at university, and is often compulsory for dentistry and pharmacy undergraduate courses.