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Chemistry at St Peter's Catholic School and Specialist Science College

Course description

AS:

The Examining Board is AQA
There are 3 Units:
Unit 1: Foudation Chemistry
Unit 2: Chemistry in Action
Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skilss - Internal assessment

A2:

The Examining Board is AQA
There are 3 Units:
Unit 4: Kinetics, Equilibria and OrganicChemistry
Unit 2: Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry
Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skilss - Internal assessment

Course content

AS:

Unit 1 covers:
Atomic Structure
Amount of Substance
Chemical Bonding
Crude Oil and Alkanes

Unit 2 covers:
Kinetics
Redox Reactions
The Halogens
Extraction of Metals
Alkenes, Haloalkanes and Alcohols

A2:

Unit 4 covers:
Kinetics
Equilibria
Acids and Bases
Isomerism in Organic Chemistry
Carbonyl Chemistry
Benzene
Amines
polymers
Organic Synthesis
Structure Determination

Unit 5 covers:
Thermodynamics
Periodicity
Redox Equilibria
Transition Metals

Entry requirements

AS Requires:

AA grades in GCSE Double Award Science or Bgrade in GCSE Chemistry. A grade B in GCSE Mathematics is desirable.

A2 Requires:

A grade D in AS Chemsitry.

 

Assessment

AS:

Unit 1 (33% of total AS marks)
Written exam (1 hour and 15 Minutes) consisting of 4 - 6 short answer questions plus 1 or 2 longer structured questions

Unit 2 (46% of total AS marks)
Written exam ( 1 hour and 45 minutes) consisting of 6 - 8 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions

Unit 3 (20% of total AS marks)
Teacher assessment of practical skills and Teacher assessment of investigative assignment.

A2:

50 % of the total A Level marks come from the AS component.

Unit 4 (20% of total A Level marks)
Written exam (1 hour and 45 Minutes) consisting of  6 - 8 short answer questions plus 1 or 2 longer structured questions

Unit 5 (20% of total AS marks)
Written exam ( 1 hour and 45 minutes) consisting of 5 - 7 short answer questions plus 2 or 3  longer questions

Unit 6 (10% of total AS marks)
Teacher assessment of practical skills and Teacher assessment of investigative assignment.

Future opportunities

A variety of opportunities exist for people with Chemistry qualifications. In particular degree courses such as Medicne, Dentistry, Dietetics, Pharmacy, Forensic Science, Engineering, Teaching, Research, Accountancy, Technical Sales, Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic School and Specialist Science College directly.

Last updated date: 09 January 2015
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