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Chemistry: AS/A2 Level What you will study This is an interesting and demanding subject involving a range of skills including practical work. This course will appeal to all students who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of the way in which the principles of Chemistry are applied in everyday life. Chemistry is central to all science and non-scientific subjects. It supports your understanding and knowledge of Biology and Physics You will be able to reason logically and investigate methodically and safely. Chemistry is interested in the why and how reactions occur. You will learn about substances and materials, their reactions, properties and uses. The A2 course gives you a deeper and more relevant experience of Chemistry. It develops further the theories that arise from the experiments. You will gain self confidence and problem solving skills so that you can excel beyond your potential. The A2 Chemistry course builds upon the skills learned in the first AS Chemistry year of the course. AS Level Course CH1: Controlling and Using Chemical Changes. Taught from September until December and examined in January. Topics taught are; Basic Ideas about Atoms, Chemical Calculations, Chemical equilibrium and acid-base reaction, Energetics, Kinetics, Problems in producing chemicals and Energy (Examination 1h 30m) CH2: Properties and Bonding. Taught from January to May and examined in June. Topics taught are; Chemical Bonding, Forces between molecules, Shapes of molecules, Solubility of compounds in water, Solid Structures;, The Periodic Table, Properties of the s-block and halogens, Organic compounds and their reactions, Hydrocarbons, Halogenoalkanes, Alcohols, Analytical Techniques. (Examination 1h 30m) CH3a: Externally AS Chemistry Practical Unit. Two practical tasks are carried out and externally marked. A short synoptic paper is sat in May. A2 Level Course Detail CH4: Spectroscopy and Organic Chemistry. Taught throughout year 13. Examined in June. Topics taught are; Spectroscopy, Isomerism and Aromaticity, Carbonyl Compounds, Alcohols and Phenols, Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Synthesis and analysis, The process of how science works. (Examination 1h 45m) CH5: Physical and Organic Chemistry. Taught throughout year 13. Examined in June. Topics taught are; Redox and standard electrode potential, Redox reactions, Group 3, Group 4, Group 7, d block transition elements, Chemical Kinetics, Enthalpy changes for solids and solutions, Entropy and feasibility of reactions, General Equilibria, Acid ?? base equilibria(Examination 1h 45m) CH6a: A2 Chemistry Practical Unit. Two Externally marked coursework tasks are completed. A Synoptic paper sat in June. Who the course is for The aim of the course is to develop your interest in Chemistry skills, knowledge and understanding and to prepare you for entry into Higher Education or a career in the science workplace. As a full time student at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru you can study a combination of: BTEC National Diplomas, A levels, AS levels, NVQs. Our staff will be very happy to help you put together a programme most suited to your needs. How you will study You will be taught by well qualified tutors who are concerned about the academic potential of each student. The lessons will be varied with practical and theory sessions including a variety of teaching methods. How you will be assessed Module exams are sat in January and June. Qualification Title AS/A2 Level Chemistry Course Length One year for the AS Level. Two years for the full A Level. Course Availability The course is available at the following campus(es): Rhos-on-Sea Rhyl Entry Guidelines 5 GCSEs Grade C or above, including a minimum of 2 Grade Cs in Science-based subjects. Assuming you attain a grade in the AS course then you can upgrade to the A2 course. You must be prepared to read around the subject and understand that embarking on an A level course implies that you have an interest in Chemistry and Science in its wider applications. You

Chemistry: AS/A2 Level What you will study This is an interesting and demanding subject involving a range of skills including practical work. This course will appeal to all students who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of the way in which the principles of Chemistry are applied in everyday life. Chemistry is central to all science and non-scientific subjects. It supports your understanding and...

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