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AS/A2 Chemistry at Charter Academy

Course description

The specification is divided into chemical topics, each containing different key concepts of Chemistry. Once
the key features of a chemical topic have been developed, applications are considered. For assessment
purposes, knowledge and understanding of key concepts are treated separately at AS; important links
between different areas of chemistry are largely assessed synoptically at A2. While the teaching of
practical skills may be integrated with the theoretical topics, they are assessed separately. This allows skills
to be developed in a way suited to each individual centre.
AS course content (Year 12) – 3 units
F321: Atoms, Bonds and Groups - 1 hour written exam, AS Level – 30%, A Level – 15%
• Atoms and Reactions
• Electrons, Bonding and Structure
• The Periodic Table
F322: Chains, Energy and Resources- 1 hour 45 min written exam, AS Level – 50%, A Level – 25%
• Basic Concepts and Hydrocarbons
• Alcohols, Halogenoalkanes and Analysis
• Energy
• Resources
F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry 1- internal assessment, AS Level – 20%, A Level – 10%
• AS internal assessment
A2 course content (Year 13) – 3 units
F324: Rings, Polymers and Analysis- 1 hour written exam, A Level – 15%
• Rings, Acids and Amines
• Polymers and Synthesis
• Analysis
F325: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements- 1 hour 45 min written exam, A Level – 25%
• Rates, Equilibrium and pH
• Energy
• Transition Elements
F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2- internal assessment, A Level – 10%
• A2 internal assessment

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE Grade B in Additional Science and Core SciencePreferred GCSE Grade B in Chemistry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2014
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Key information

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

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