Chemistry A Level at The Archbishop's School
The Chemistry department follows the OCR Chemistry B (Salters) specification. It is a two year course. Chemistry B (Salters) is designed to be taught in context. The course takes students on a journey through various topics, while introducing chemical concepts in a spiral approach. These topics engage students through learning in a contemporary context and range from concerns about the ozone layer to the development of new medicines.
Students will study ten modules and will also complete twelve core practicals over the course of the two year period. The chemistry student will sit three exam papers.
Paper 1: Fundamentals of chemistry
Structured questions covering theory and practical skills
Paper 2: Scientific literacy in chemistry
Structured questions and extended response questions, covering theory, practical skills and chemical literacy. This paper also includes questions on an advanced warning article.
Paper 3: Practical skills in chemistry
Structured questions and extended response questions with a focus on the assessment of practical skills
The units in the course include:
Elements of Life
Elements from the Sea
What’s in a Medicine?
Polymers and Life
The Ozone Story
The Chemical Industry
Colour by Design
5 A*-C at GCSE including English and Mathematics Grade A or B in Science and Additional Science
Throughout the course students are introduced to the ideas of chemistry and their application to a variety of contexts, both everyday and more specialised. The understanding of How Science Works in chemistry is deepened. The course therefore provides an excellent foundation for further study of chemistry, medicine (and related subjects such as pharmacy and pharmacology) but is also a valuable education for students who take chemistry related subjects no further.
How to apply
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