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Chemistry A Level at Corfe Hills School

Course description

Unit 4: (CHEM4) Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry (Examination 40% A2)

Some of the topic areas studied include: Kinetics, Equilibria, Acids and Bases, Nomenclature and Isomerism in Organic Chemistry, Compounds Containing the Carbonyl Group, Aromatic Chemistry, Amines, Amino Acids, Polymers, Organic Synthesis and Analysis, Structure Determination

Unit 5: (CHEM5) Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry (Examination 40% A2)

The topic areas studied are: Thermodynamics, Periodicity, Redox Equilibria, Transition Metals, Reactions of Inorganic Compounds in Aqueous Solution

Unit 6: (CHM6X) Investigative and Practical skills in A2 Chemistry Externally Marked Route X (20% A2) Practical Skills Verification (PSV – teacher verification of practical skills, assessed throughout the year) combined with an Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA)

Course content

A2 Chemistry revisits some of the concepts covered in the AS course in greater detail as well as introducing new areas of study. We build on the practical skills first encountered in AS Chemistry and develop your enquiry skills through a variety of practical and written activities.

Assessment

Unit 4: Examination paper (100 raw marks/120 UMS). 6 – 8 short answer questions plus

2 – 3 structured questions. Some of the questions will have synoptic elements.1 hour 45 minutes in length and 20% of the total A Level marks

Unit 5: Examination paper (100 raw marks/120 UMS). 6 – 8 short answer questions plus 2 – 3 longer structured questions. Some of the questions will have synoptic elements. 1 hour 45 minutes in length and 20% of the total A Level marks

June 6: Easter. Externally Marked Route X (50 raw marks/60 UMS) practical exam and paper. Practical Skills Verification (PSV – teacher verification) assessed throughout the year. 10% of the total A Level marks

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September

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