Chemistry A Level at Corfe Hills School
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)
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.
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.