A-Level mathematics is not a requirement to complete the course, however, 20% of the course is based on mathematical skills.
Physical chemistry • Atomic Structure, Amount of Substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Equilibria, Redox Reactions, Thermodynamics, Rate Equations, Electrode Potentials and Electrochemical Cells; and Acids and Bases
Inorganic chemistry • Periodicity, Alkaline Earth Metals, Halogens, Transition Metals and Reactions of Ions in Aqueous Solution
Organic chemistry • Nomenclature, Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Organic Analysis, Isomerism, Aldehydes and Ketones, Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives, Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino Acids, Proteins and DNA, Organic Synthesis, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Chromatography
Grade 6 in Chemistry or a 6 and 6 in the Combined Award Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics.
Students develop skills in organisation, logic, practical and mathematics.
This course is a stepping stone to further education and for anyone wishing to pursue medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, as well as chemistry based degrees such as pharmacy, pharmacology and biochemistry.