Chemistry

Exam Board: AQA

Course leader: Mr J Mughal

Course name:  Chemistry

Contact: JMU@moseley.bham.sch.uk

 

General Information

The teaching and learning programme within the course is driven by the investigation of motivating contemporary chemistry contexts.

You will study aspects of chemistry that are often in the media and affect your life. You will develop the knowledge and understanding to explain many different aspects of contemporary chemistry including:

  • climate change
  • green chemistry
  • pharmaceuticals
  • chemistry research

 

The study of chemistry develops analytical problem solving skills that are in great demand from the world’s best regarded universities and employers. This specification emphasises the fundamental chemistry concepts needed for progression into higher education and employment.

 

Course Outline

 

Year 12 AS Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Inorganic Chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Organic Chemistry and relevant practical skills

Year 13 A2 Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Inorganic Chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Organic Chemistry and relevant practical skills

The course is now linear and all exams for A-Level are taken at the end of the two years, there will be an opportunity for certification those pupils who only want to complete AS at the end of the first year.

 

Careers and Higher Education Opportunities

Recent students have taken degrees in Chemical engineering, Chemistry and Pharmacy.

 

Where can you get more information?

www.edexcel.com

www.newscientist.com

www.bbcfocusmagazine.com

 

Extra-curricular enrichment opportunities

Regular support sessions will be available at lunchtimes, after school and break times throughout the course to help students with homework, projects and exam preparation.