Chemistry

Examination Board Edexcel
Course Code: 8CH01 9CH01
AS Units 1, 2 & 3
Unit 1 The Core Principles of Chemistry.
Unit 2 Application of Core Principles of Chemistry.
Unit 3 Chemistry Laboratory Skills I.
A2 Units 4, 5 & 6
Unit 4 General Principles of Chemistry I.
Unit 5 General Principles of Chemistry II.
Unit 6 Chemistry Laboratory Skills II.

Students develop the basic skills of formulae and equation writing, measuring and calculating chemical quantities and energy changes and electronic structure and bonding. A number of assessments are carried out in the laboratory, covering all aspects of the course. and the organic chemistry of alcohols.

At A2 students study the rate, direction and extent of chemical changes quantitatively, as well as entropy and more complex organic chemistry.Then students study transition metals and organic nitrogen compounds, and apply knowledge gained from the whole GCE course to organic synthesis in particular. Finally, a number of assessments are carried out in the laboratory, covering all aspects of the course as in AS.