Chemistry

In Chemistry you extend your knowledge and understanding by making links to previous learning and real world situations.

Most units of study include quantitative elements and there is still a strong emphasis on learning through practical activities. Chemistry at this level develops your ability to think logically and solve problems, applying your numerical skills to solve a wide range of calculations. You work individually and in small groups on problems and practical work. You also conduct independent research and produce written experimental reports.

In addition, you become familiar with a more complex model of atomic structure and explore the properties of liquids in terms of intermolecular forces. You are also encouraged to consider energy changes in chemical reactions and to process and interpret quantitative data. A wide range of organic chemicals is investigated and classified depending on the functional group present.