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16/06/24

Eid Mubarak to those in our ESJ community and all around the world celebrating today. pic.twitter.com/W12hvvRccm

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25/05/24

Our annual staff vs sixth form football match and which went to penalties. Staff won on penalties this year. A wonderful end of term pic.twitter.com/nzYLFua5vl

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16/05/24

We've had a large delivery of brand new novel books. Come in and borrow some!! pic.twitter.com/t71AGtM24u

29/03/24

To our ESJ community, please take time to rest and enjoy each others' company over the Easter break. Have a well-deserved cuppa and browse our wonderful Spring Term newsletter:https://t.co/FcsgoiYbFO

29/03/24

Round #1 Masterchef Competition. Our first 16 started yesterday creating delicious dishes! Here’s to round #2 pic.twitter.com/ZBZIJaPnok

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21/03/24

Round #1 Masterchef Competition. Our first 16 started yesterday creating delicious dishes! Here’s to round #2 pic.twitter.com/ZBZIJaPnok

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11/03/24

A fascinating insight into the world of politics and debate for our A-Level Politics students today. . Thank you, Mr Bitis, for organising it. pic.twitter.com/kA4IznCEkc

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09/03/24

Berlin Day 1: Part 1: Berlin Wall pic.twitter.com/P96Goul4Ds

09/03/24

Berlin Part 2 Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Sun is shining and our students are wonderful stopped for lunch after visiting The Soviet Memorial & The Topography of Terror. Next The Jewish Museum pic.twitter.com/QBVIOdyvHv

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09/03/24

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09/03/24

Great to see the support for Muslim students observing Ramadan ❤️

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09/03/24

A great group of Year 10 students , in-fact, we had 2 extra join us! pic.twitter.com/CvQf4FXI9M

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08/03/24

A great group of Year 10 students , in-fact, we had 2 extra join us! pic.twitter.com/CvQf4FXI9M

08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Miss Zare 🙌 Head of RE, Christian Ethos Lead and Staff Wellbeing at Epping St John's School 💚#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/qYkp64bGjU

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08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Miss Zare 🙌 Head of RE, Christian Ethos Lead and Staff Wellbeing at Epping St John's School 💚#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/qYkp64bGjU

08/03/24

Great to see the support for Muslim students observing Ramadan ❤️

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08/03/24

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08/03/24

Just left Berlin for Krakow. A great whistle stop tour of Berlin. pic.twitter.com/tE12rGpYhI

08/03/24

Just left Berlin for Krakow. A great whistle stop tour of Berlin. pic.twitter.com/tE12rGpYhI

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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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