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Chemistry AS/A2 At Reigate College you will study the Salters AS and A2 Chemistry course in a way that allows you to relate what you learn in the lessons to the world outside. You will develop: Essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Chemistry An understanding of the link between theory and experiment An appreciation of the contributions of Chemistry to society An enjoyment of and interest in Chemistry Strategies in problem solving. Individual investigations in Chemistry A2: the lab is always busy during project time with everyone focussed on individual work What will I study on this course? Atomic structure, radioactivity and how atoms bond to make molecules. Everyday topics such as fuels, polymers and medicines. Atmosphere chemistry to help understand what society can do to prevent global warming. The ways in which we use chemistry in agriculture, steel and extracting elements from raw materials. How chemistry works in industry. The frontier areas, where new and exciting developments in chemistry are happening; e.g. alternative fuels, protein synthesis and drug design. How is this course assessed? At AS there are two written exam papers. The third unit is an assessment of your ability to do practical tasks in the lab. At A2 there are also two written exams. The A2 individual investigation is an exciting part of the course, where you design a series of experiments to investigate a topic of your choice. This involves planning and performing a series of experiments over a 4 week laboratory period. What kind of student will do well on this course? Independent learners Students who can meet deadlines Students who can solve simple mathematical equations and use graphs Students who can extract information from new sources Students who are interested in the chemistry of the world around them Students who are organised, work hard and want to solve problems rather than be given all the answers Exam Board OCR AS/A Level Chemistry B (Salters) (H035/H435)

Chemistry AS/A2 At Reigate College you will study the Salters AS and A2 Chemistry course in a way that allows you to relate what you learn in the lessons to the world outside. You will develop: Essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Chemistry An understanding of the link between theory and experiment An appreciation of the contributions of Chemistry to society An enjoyment of...

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