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OCR A Level Chemistry at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

Course description

This is a modular covering all aspects of modern chemistry. It provides a sound foundation in each of the 3 main areas of the subject: Inorganic and physical chemistry. Stretch and Challenge is included in both AS and A2 assessment which is reflected in the style of question asked which invite a greater variety of thinking. Questions are structured to show more connections between different sections of the specifications can be made and extended writing is encouraged in all areas (except Mathematical calculations)

What’s in it for you?

- Enjoyable and motivational
- Improving performance through skill based subject
- Stretch and challenge opportunities
- Clear, explicit and accessible question papers
- Builds on GCSE knowledge

AS Teaching units and Assessment method:

F321Atoms, Bonds and Groups (15%)

- Atoms and Reactions
- Electrons, Bonding and Structure
- The Periodic Table

F322 Atoms, Bonds and Groups (25%)

- Basic concepts and Hydrocarbons
- Alcohols, Halogenoalkanes and Analysis
- Energy
- Resources

F323 Practical Skills in Chemistry 1 (10%)

- AS internal assessment

A2 Teaching units and Assessment method:

F324 Rings, Polymers and Analysis (15%)

- Rings, Acids and Amines
- Polymers and Synthesis
- Analysis

F325 Equlibria, Energetics and Elements (25%)

- Rates, Equilibrium and pH
- Energy
- Transition Elements

F326 Practical Skills and Chemistry 2 (10%)

- A2 internal assessment

All sixth form Chemists will also have the opportunity to run and coordinate the Forensics club for year 7 held once every 3 weeks on a Thursday after Academy. This develops key skills in leadership, teamwork and commitment, all essentials or entering education at a higher level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years