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23/02/24

Well done, year 11! This will give you an edge in the exams. https://t.co/VaTEMiQgED

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23/02/24

Year 11 students are attending the GCSE Poetry Live Conference today. They are currently furiously notetaking as Carol Ann Duffy explores one of their set poems for the exam. Real dedication from them during our half term! pic.twitter.com/NqNa9P0KbC

22/02/24

ESJ Stunt Team pic.twitter.com/IyzQMmBXo5

22/02/24

Top run on the mountain. pic.twitter.com/kKqCIU983D

22/02/24

Skiing. pic.twitter.com/SzB8Ri01FP

22/02/24

On the dog run. pic.twitter.com/bSK3sYDn1o

18/02/24

First snow run of the trip pic.twitter.com/FuUMlBT5YW

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18/02/24

First snow run of the trip pic.twitter.com/FuUMlBT5YW

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17/02/24

Team picture on the mountain at night in their ski gear. pic.twitter.com/y9e3MZHcSQ

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17/02/24

Team picture on the mountain at night in their ski gear. pic.twitter.com/y9e3MZHcSQ

16/02/24

Click this link. It was really hard to find https://t.co/lkECMazP0m

16/02/24

Click this link. It was really hard to find https://t.co/lkECMazP0m

08/02/24

ESJ students are readers 🥳 Come and browse the books on offer. There are some great titles at the Scholastics book fair! Lunch times in WF1 until 14th Feb. 📚😃 pic.twitter.com/Y6YmWfJ2J8

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08/02/24

ESJ students are readers 🥳 Come and browse the books on offer. There are some great titles at the Scholastics book fair! Lunch times in WF1 until 14th Feb. 📚😃 pic.twitter.com/Y6YmWfJ2J8

06/02/24

We really need your quiz teams tonight please!! Half the places have gone but we need more to go ahead.We have our brilliant quiz master so please join us & help raise funds for our amazing school💚 https://t.co/lnls6broo1

06/02/24

We really need your quiz teams tonight please!! Half the places have gone but we need more to go ahead.We have our brilliant quiz master so please join us & help raise funds for our amazing school💚 https://t.co/lnls6broo1

03/02/24

Quiz night! Get your team booked in & join us for a fun evening whilst raising funds for the year ahead💚 pic.twitter.com/7OXpCmhjgG

03/02/24

Year 7 using dice to learn about experimental probability!#whatarethechancesofthathappening pic.twitter.com/HjhNML1OYS

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03/02/24

highly recommend every child going on the Berlin/Krakow trip watches this! pic.twitter.com/xtgJUSwzUV

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03/02/24

highly recommend every child going on the Berlin/Krakow trip watches this! pic.twitter.com/xtgJUSwzUV

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Chemistry A-Level

Why study A Level Chemistry?

A Level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and rewarding course that develops both scientific skills and knowledge. Students complete three areas of Chemistry that prepares them for a broad range of workplaces and degrees in Science.

Course Content

First Year Content

Physical chemistry

  • Atomic structure
  • Amount of substance
  • Bonding
  • Energetics
  • Kinetics
  • Chemical equilibria,
  • Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc Oxidation, reduction and redox equations


Inorganic chemistry

  • Periodicity
  • Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
  • Group 7(17), the halogens


Organic chemistry

  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Alkanes
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Organic analysis


Second Year Content

Physical chemistry

  • Thermodynamics
  • Rate equations
  • Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
  • Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
  • Acids and bases


Inorganic chemistry

  • Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
  • Transition metals
  • Reactions of ions in aqueous solution


Organic chemistry

  • Optical isomerism
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and derivatives
  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Amines
  • Polymers
  • Amino acids, proteins & DNA
  • Organic synthesis

3.3.15 Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy

3.3.16 Chromatography

Assessment :

Paper 1

  • Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Organic Chemistry.
  • Relevant Practical Skills

Paper 2

  • Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
  • Relevant Practical Skills

Paper 3

  • All content and Practical Skills

Future careers linked to this subject:

  • Analytical chemist.
  • Chemical engineer.
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry.
  • Forensic scientist.
  • Pharmacologist.
  • Research scientist (physical sciences)
  • Toxicologist.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in Chemistry or 2 x Grade 6 in Combined Science. Grade 6 in Maths required

Examination Board

AQA

Teacher to Contact:

Mr C Reeder

 

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