Chemistry A level

Awarding body: OCR


Qualification:

AS Level Chemistry A (HO32)

A Level Chemistry A (H432)

 Method of assessment AS Level:

1 hour 30 minutes (70 marks) written paper, AS% - Module 1 and 2 -50%

1 hour 30 minutes (70 marks) written paper, AS% - Module 3 and 4 - 50%

Chemistry Slide2Method of assessment A Level:

2 hours 15 minutes (100 marks) written paper, A Level % - Module 1,2,3 & 5 - 37%

 2 hours 15 minutes (100 marks) written paper, A Level% - Module 1,2,4 & 6 - 37%

1 hour 30 minutes (70 marks) written paper, A Level% - Module 1 to 6 - 26%

Practical endorsement in Chemistry ( non exam assessment )

Course entry requirement:

It is generally recommended that applicants for this course achieve grade A*/A in GCSE Chemistry/Science and Additional Science.

A GCSE grade 6 or higher in Maths is also a requirement.

Course description and what it will be like:

Teaching is based both on traditional lectures and on discussions. Students are issued with a course text book to support each module and to help with their research and homework. The Chemistry Department is well equipped and places considerable emphasis on practical work.

Specification and Units of Study:

Advanced Subsidiary Units

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Chemistry

Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry

Module 3 – Periodic Table and Energy

Module 4 – Core organic Chemistry

A level Chemistry Units

Chemistry 2017 16Module 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

Opportunities for Progression and Career Prospects:

Chemistry combines well with other subjects. Career prospects for students with a Chemistry background are good because there is a shortage of students taking this subject.

 With a qualification in Chemistry you could go on to Further or Higher Education, studying Chemistry or one of the other sciences or related subjects, or work in science-based industry eg chemical engineering, materials science or biotechnology.

 Chemistry is essential for the medical field, pharmacy and environmental science. It is also a well respected subject in its own right and suitable for entry into a wide range of professions.

Typical A level Chemistry practical lesson