Chemistry A-Level at Oakgrove School
This is an A-Level course in Biology, consisting of 6 modules and 5 examination papers.
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).
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.