Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 22
Exam Board: Edexcel
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A level Chemistry allows students to acquire essential knowledge and understanding of the three domains of Chemistry
(organic, inorganic and physical) and an enhanced appreciation of their relationships. The course is designed to develop
confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills, while simultaneously illustrating how
knowledge of scientific issues can directly contribute to important decisions in today’s society.
Atoms, molecules and compounds make up who we are and everything around us. If you’re intrigued about how these
building-blocks underpin life, enjoy problem-solving, like working as part of a practical team and aren’t afraid of a
challenge, then Chemistry is the subject for you.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Paper 1: Inorganic and physical chemistry. Covering: atomic structure, bonding and structure, redox, groups of the
Periodic Table, energetics, equilibria, acid-base reactions and transition metal chemistry.
Paper 2: Organic and physical chemistry. Covering: fundamental organic principles, alkanes, alkenes, alcohols,
halogenoalkanes, carbonyl chemistry, esters, amines and amides, aromatic chemistry, modern analytical techniques
Paper 3: General and practical principles in Chemistry. Covering: all of the topics mentioned previously and
incorporating assessment of the 16 core practical activities covered through the practical endorsement.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Chemistry is a pre-requisite for students considering degree courses in Chemistry related subjects (Chemistry, Chemical
Engineering, Biochemistry) and also for careers in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, pharmacy and pharmacology. In
addition, Chemistry helps to develop problem-solving, logical thought, numerical and practical skills; skills that are highly
desirable in a wide range of careers, including law, finance, politics and any more.
Grade 7 in Chemistry GCSE, or 7-7 Double Award Science. Grade 7 in Maths GCSE.
Physical and inorganic Chemistry.
Physical and organic Chemistry.
Practical and organic principles.
A certified endorsement for the practical
work you undertake during the course.