Chemistry A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code TRC16
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The course is taught with a combination of theory and experimental work in modern dedicated chemistry laboratories. The Chemistry A Level course offered at TRC offers a broad introduction and insight into to the three branches of chemistry: organic, inorganic and physical.

Details

Module 1 – Development of Practical Skills

Chemistry is a practical subject and experimental work helps to develop important practical skills needed to collect and analyse experimental data, as well as enhancing your understanding of chemical theory. It also covers the fundamental skills of planning, implementing, analysis and
evaluation.

Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry

This module acts as an introduction to the course, covering a wide range of basic chemical concepts, each of which will be studied in more detail in later modules. This module covers atoms, ions, compounds, equations, amount of substance, acids, redox reactions, electrons, bonding, shapes of molecules and intermolecular forces.

Module 3 – Periodic Table and Energy

The focus of this module is inorganic and physical chemistry. It covers trends in the periodic table, reactivity trends in Group 2 and the halogens, enthalpy changes and their determination, rates of reaction and equilibria, including how these concepts are applied in everyday life and in industrial
processes.


Module 4 – Core Organic Chemistry

This module provides an introduction to the world of organic chemistry and its application, particularly in the reactions of and synthesis of a wide range of organic compounds, which is incredibly important in the pharmaceutical industry. You will study the basic concepts of organic chemistry,
the properties and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alcohols and haloalkanes, followed by organic synthesis and spectroscopy.

Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements

The content of this module builds upon the knowledge and understanding from Modules 2 and 3. In this module, you will cover in more detail rates of reaction, equilibria, acids, bases and pH, buffers and neutralisation, enthalpy, entropy, redox reactions, electrode potentials and transition elements.

Module 6 – Organic Chemistry and Analysis

This module builds upon the content studied in Modules 2 and 4. It introduces several new functional groups, including aromatic compounds, carbonyls, carboxylic acids, amines, amides, amino acids and polymers. It emphasises the importance of further organic synthesis, investigating
different ways of producing organic compounds and multi-step synthetic pathways. It also studies analytical techniques such as chromatography and
NMR spectroscopy, which are used in organic and forensic analysis. 

How will it be delivered?

Written examinations and practical endorsement

Entry requirements

GCSE Science (2 x Grade 6 with a 6 in Chemistry if taken separately). Grade 6 Maths.

Your next steps...

With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Dentist, Veterinary Surgeon, Pharmacist, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist or work in the Biomedical Science field.