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Chemistry

Faculty :  Science                                        

Level :  AS and A level

Examination Board  / website :  OCR   Syllabus A 

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gce/science/chemistry_a/http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-chemistry-a-h032-h432-from-2015/

Outline of the Course:

 

Content Overview

Assessment overview

Weighting

AS Level (1 year)

  • Module 1 – Development of  practical skills in chemistry
  • Module 2 – Foundations in  chemistry
  • Module 3 – Periodic table and  energy
  • Module 4 – Core organic Chemistry

Breadth in chemistry (01)

70 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes, written paper

50%

Depth in chemistry (02)

70 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes, written paper

50%

 

 

 

 

 

Content Overview

Assessment overview

Weighting

A level (2 years)

  • Module 1 – Development of  practical skills in chemistry
  • Module 2 – Foundations in  chemistry
  • Module 3 – Periodic table and  energy
  • Module 4 – Core organic Chemistry
  • Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements
  • Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis

Periodic table, elements and

physical chemistry (01)

100 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes, written paper

37%

Synthesis and analytical techniques (02)

100 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes, written paper

37%

Unified chemistry (03)

70 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes

written paper

26%

Practical endorsement in chemistry (04)

(non-exam assessment)

Reported separately

 

At Hendon School, students study the OCR A Chemistry Specification at AS and A2 level, the new specification of which starts in September 2015. 

The AS Level is made up of four units which are assessed in two written papers taken at the end of the one year course. 

The two year A Level is made up of six units which are assessed in three written papers taken at the end of the second year. There is also continuous practical assessment (in essence coursework) which is carried out throughout the two year course.

Skills/Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

The successful A Level Chemistry student is able to spot patterns and draw upon their existing conceptual knowledge to attempt to explain novel situations; they are hardworking and able to assimilate large amounts of information; they have the dexterity to implement complex practical techniques and the numeracy to process their results.

Goes well with:

Biology, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Mathematics. 

Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities, using this subject:

  • Required for: Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Science
  • Supportive Subject for: Forensic Science, Engineering, Biological Sciences (e.g. Biochemistry, Biomedical Science), Physics, Environmental Science

For further information, please contact:

Mr R.Hollingworth  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Head of Chemistry

Thursday the 30th. Hendon School, Golders Rise, Hendon, London, NW4 2HP ~ Tel: 020 8202 9004 ~ Fax: 020 8202 3341 ~ E-mail: info@hendonschool.co.uk