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Chemistry Overview The course involves a study of the fundamental processes behind a huge range of natural and man-made phenomena and provides a range of skills that are relevant to a wide variety of fields - an emphasis on numerical, communication and problem-solving skills in addition to the teamwork involved in the practical situation. While there is a need for learning of facts to provide the groundwork for the subject, the emphasis is on the understanding and application of ideas. The new specification has embraced new perspectives in environmental chemistry. Course Outline AS Level Unit 1: Foundation Chemistry - the basic structures of substances are considered at both the sub-atomic and molecular levels and are related to ideas of chemical bonding and the position the element occupies in the Periodic Table. An introduction to the vast field of carbon chemistry completes the unit. Unit 2: Chemistry in Action - chemical energetics and kinetics are introduced as essentials to understanding the factors that affect the outcomes of chemical processes. Further work on carbon chemistry is also incorporated in this unit. A2 Level Unit 4: Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry - this unit extends the study of physical and organic chemistry developed in units 1 and 2. Unit 5: Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry - the study of fundamental principles encountered in unit 2 is extended with a particular emphasis on the transition elements. Unit 3 in AS and unit 6 in A2 are not examined in June but involve the internal assessment of practical work which is done throughout the course. Assessment Coursework (20%) Examination (80%) Examining Board - AQA. Prohibited Options None. Career and Progression Opportunities The wide range of skills developed during Advanced Level Chemistry mean that it is a highly regarded qualification for a vast range of courses in Higher Education both Science and non-Science based. Other Information None.

Chemistry Overview The course involves a study of the fundamental processes behind a huge range of natural and man-made phenomena and provides a range of skills that are relevant to a wide variety of fields - an emphasis on numerical, communication and problem-solving skills in addition to the teamwork involved in the practical situation. While there is a need for learning of facts to provide the...

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