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  1. Welcome to Chemistry 2013 A2 Chemistry results: 100% A*-E 84% A*-C 33% A*-A

  2. Presentation Overview • Why choose Chemistry? • A-level Chemistry course details • Course requirements • Time for Questions

  3. Chemists are people who are… • inquisitive • creative, • persistent, • interested in solving problems, • able to: - think independently, - work well with details, - observe , - follow logical paths of reasoning,

  4. Careers in Chemistry

  5. Medicine Dentistry Pharmacy Veterinary Science Chemical Engineering, Colour Chemistry, Chemical Physics Botany, Soil Science, Horticulture, Zoology, Marine Biology Biochemistry, Agriculture, Microbiology, Chemistry is essential for…

  6. Bacteriology, Nursing, Environmental Health, Optometry Nutrition, Genetics, Physiology   Physiotherapy Forensic science Food Science Material and Polymer Science, Technology, Metallurgy, Materials Engineering Chemistry is strongly recommended for...

  7. Engineering: Aeronautical, Electronics, Agricultural, Instrumental, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Mining Archaeology, Geography, Oceanography, Ecology, Safety & Health, Forestry, Surveying Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geophysics, Chemistry is very useful for...

  8. A numerate subject such as CHEMISTRY is useful for… • Accountancy/Business • Architecture • Law

  9. Chemistry at High Storrs • Continuity from GCSE specifications • Significant coursework element (20%) • User friendly website (www.aqa.org.uk)

  10. A-level courses will be changing... ...but not until September 2015 Your year group will be the last year to go through the current A-level Chemistry course.

  11. Chemistry at High Storrs Topics studied: AS – unit 1 • Atomic structure e.g. relative atomic mass, electronic structure, mass spectrometer • Bonding and periodicity e.g. ionic, covalent and metallic bonding, trends in the periodic table, dative covalent bonding, shapes of molecules • Amounts of substance e.g. molecular formula, empirical formula, reacting mass calculations, percentage yield calculations • Organic chemistry e.g. naming molecules, isomerism, fractional distillation, cracking, environmental chemistry

  12. Chemistry at High Storrs Topics studied: AS – unit 2 • Reaction kinetics and equilibria e.g. collision theory, rates of reaction, factors affecting equilibria • Further organic chemistry e.g. alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, haloalkanes, • Chemical testing and reactions e.g. group VII halogens, group II alkaline earth metals • Metal extraction e.g. blast furnace, reduction, electrolysis, economic factors • Analytical techniques e.g. further mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy

  13. Chemistry at High Storrs Topics studied: A2 • Further reaction kinetics and equilibria • Acids and bases • Further structure determination • Organic synthesis • Aromatic compounds • Amines • Enthalpy and entropy • Transition metal complexes

  14. Course structure: • AS Course Structure: • Unit 1- Foundation Chemistry (33 1/3 %) • (1 ¼ hr exam- May/June) • Unit 2- Chemistry in Action (46 2/3 %) • (1 ¾ hr exam- May/June) • Unit 3- Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA) (20%) • (two assessed practical tasks & internal exam - March/April) • A2 Course Structure: • 50% of grade taken from AS modules • Remaining 50%: • Unit 4- Kinetics, equilibria & organic (20 %) • (1 ¾ hr exam- May/June) • Unit 5- Energetics, redox & inorganic (20 %) • (1 ¾ hr exam- May/June) • Unit 6- Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA)(10%) • (two assessed practical tasks & internal exam - March/April)

  15. UMS marks

  16. To study Chemistry at High Storrs you need... Either a grade B in Y11 GCSE additional or further additional science or a grade B in GCSE Chemistry Grade B in GCSE mathematics

  17. Chemistry is… • Practical • Interesting • Engaging • A way of developing a whole range of skills For more info: www.aqa.org.uk Click on ‘Qualifications’. Then click on ‘A levels’ Don’t turn your back on Chemistry! Please take a handout; e-mail addresses of the Chemistry teaching staff at High can be found on here should you wish to contact us for further information