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Chemistry CIE (9701) What will I learn about? The A Level Chemistry course is spread over two years and consists of Physical chemistry, Inorganic chemistry and Organic chemistry. Students will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding skills; data-handling and problem-solving skills and experimental skills and investigations. Physical Chemistry includes the study of: Atomic structure; atoms, molecules and ratios; chemical bonding; states of matter; chemical energetic; electrochemistry; equilibria and acid-base equilibiria; and reaction kinetics Inorganic Chemistry includes the study of: A selected range of elements and their compounds; patterns in the Periodic Table across Period 3 and down Groups II, IV and VII; transition elements and their compounds; everyday aspects of nitrogen, sulphur and their compounds Organic Chemistry is the study of hydrocarbon compounds and their associated functional groups. This includes: alkanes, alkenes, arenes, halogenoalkanes, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and esters, nitriles, amides, amines and amino acids. Students will study the structures, reaction mechanisms, uses and impacts on environment and economy. At the end of the first year students will take an AS examination on the material covered. During the second year, these topics are studied in greater depth leading to an A level qualification after examination. During the second year students will also study the Applications of Chemistry which includes:   

The chemistry of life (protein chemistry, energy, genetic information and metals in biological systems) Analytical chemistry (including DNA fingerprinting and mass spectroscopy) Design and Materials (medicinal chemistry, drug delivery, polymers, nanotechnology and the environment)

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2014 Key Stage 5 guide  
2014 Key Stage 5 guide