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Chemistry

 

A level chemistry describes and explains the behaviour of matter, it discusses techniques used to identify ‘new substances’ and explores industrial methods of synthesising useful substances including medicines. In addition you will learn about the interaction of matter and energy and how to control reactions including important industrial reactions. 

Important skills are developed, including writing chemical formulae, constructing equations, and calculating chemical quantities using the concept of amount of substance. The role of acids, bases, and salts in chemistry is investigated, and the central role of electrons in ionic and covalent bonding is studied. You will explore periodic trends to extend their understanding of structure and bonding.

Group properties are studied using Group 2 and the halogens allowing students to further develop their understanding of redox reactions. The importance of organic chemistry in everyday life is explored, placing chemistry in context.

We follow the OCR (A) A Level Chemistry specification.