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Full-Time AS & A Level Chemistry Duration 1 - 2 Years Venue Newcastle-under-Lyme College Study Mode Full-time Course Level Level 3 - A Level & equivalent Department Newcastle Sixth Form Centre Course Description We follow the OCR Chemistry syllabus A which requires the study of 3 units for AS and a further 3 for A Level. The course is arranged so that the modules you study in Year 1 are those required for AS, to which in Year 2 you can add those needed for A level. Year 1(AS Level): Atoms, Bonds and Groups: a development from GCSE studies, with greater emphasis on quantitative (numerical) work. Topics include atoms and reactions, electrons, bonding and structure and the periodic table. Practical Skills in Chemistry 1: Experimental skills will be examined by teacher assessed practical consisting of one task from each of the following categories; qualitative, quantitative and evaluative. Chains, Energy and Resources: a module in which the essentials of carbon-based (organic) chemistry are commenced. Topics include formula and nomenclature, functional groups and organic reactions including analysis of compounds. Other topics: rates of reaction, energy in chemical reactions, chemistry of the air and green chemistry. Year 2 (A Level): Rings, Polymers and Analysis: a module which builds on the chemical concepts covered for AS and includes a wider range of compounds and analytical techniques in organic analysis. Equilibria, Energetics and Elements: the unit again builds on the chemical concepts of the AS course and includes rates of reaction, chemical equilibria, pH, transition of elements, redox chemistry, lattice enthalpies/Born-Haber cycles for compounds, entropy and electrochemical cells. Practical Skills in Chemistry 2 (Experimental Skills 2): this builds upon the concepts of chemistry studied for A Level. Experimental Skills will be assessed as in Year 1. Where will course take me? AS and A Level Chemistry mixes very well with biology, physics and maths, and it's usually essential if you want to do medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, forensics or chemical engineering at university. Later on in life, chemistry could lead to all sorts of jobs in sectors like medicine, manufacturing, energy production and food processing. Society in general and industry in particular require young people who have studied Chemistry or related subjects, and good prospects exist in the UK and abroad for successful students. Course Assessment Method Written examinations for non-practical units and a teacher assessed practical coursework assessment in each year. Awarding Body OCR Target Mode 16-18

Full-Time AS & A Level Chemistry Duration 1 - 2 Years Venue Newcastle-under-Lyme College Study Mode Full-time Course Level Level 3 - A Level & equivalent Department Newcastle Sixth Form Centre Course Description We follow the OCR Chemistry syllabus A which requires the study of 3 units for AS and a further 3 for A Level. The course is arranged so that the modules you study in Year 1 are those...

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