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Chemistry A-Level at Oakgrove School

Course description

This is an A-Level course in Biology, consisting of 6 modules and 5 examination papers.

Course content

Module 1. Development of practical skills in Chemistry: practical skills are assessed in all exam papers.

Module 2. Foundations in chemistry: Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations Amount of substance Acids-base and redox reactions Electrons, bonding and structure.

Module 3. Periodic table and energy: The periodic table and periodicity Group 2 and the halogens Qualitative analysis Enthalpy changes Reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative).

Module 4. Core organic chemistry: Basic concepts, Hydrocarbons, Alcohols and haloalkanes, Organic synthesis, Analytical techniques (spectroscopy).

Module 5. Physical chemistry and transition elements: Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative) pH and buffers Enthalpy, entropy and free energy Redox and electrode potentials Transition elements.

Module 6. Organic chemistry and analysis: Aromatic compounds, Carbonyl compounds, Carboxylic acids and esters, Nitrogen compounds, Polymers Organic synthesis. Chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR).

Assessment

AS Paper 1: Breadth in Chemistry: (70 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes). Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4. 50% of the total AS GCE mark.

AS Paper 2: Depth in Chemistry: (70 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes). Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4. 50% of the total AS GCE mark.

A2 Paper 1: Periodic table, elements and physical Chemistry: (100 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes). Modules 1, 2, 3, and 5. 37% of the total A2 GCE mark.

A2 Paper 2: Synthesis and analytical techniques: (100 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes). Modules 1, 2, 4, and 6. 37% of the total A2 GCE mark.

A2 Paper 3: Unified Chemistry: (70 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes). All Modules. 26% of the total A2 GCE mark.

Practical endorsement in chemistry: (non-exam assessment). Not included in A level grade (reported separately).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oakgrove School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 years

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