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Chemistry A Level at The Cherwell School

Course description

Lessons will involve a variety of activities including whole class discussion, presentations, and practical sessions, as well as visits and attending presentations from outside speakers.

Course content

Topics include:

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Modern analytical techniques
  • Bonding and structure
  • Energetics
  • Redox
  • Kinetics
  • Inorganic chemistry and the periodic table
  • Equilibrium
  • Formulae and equations
  • Acid-base equilibrium
  • Organic chemistry
  • Transitions metals

Entry requirements

Students are expected to average grade B or above in the three science subjects if studying triple science. If the student is studying core and additional science they are expected to have achieved BB grades or above.

Assessment

Three papers will be taken at the end of the two year course.

Paper 1: Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

  • Questions draw on content from inorganic and some physical chemistry
  • The assessment is 1 hour 45 minutes and consists of 90 marks

Paper 2: Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry

  • Questions draw on content from organic and some physical chemistry
  • The assessment is 1 hour 45 minutes and consists of 90 marks

Paper 3: General and Practical Principles in Chemistry

  • Questions draw on all course content, including practical techniques and procedures
  • The assessment is 2 hours 30 minutes and consists of 120 marks

Chemistry Practical Endorsement

This qualification will give students opportunities to use relevant apparatus and techniques and are assessed through a minimum of 12 identified practical activities. The assessment outcomes will be reported separately on students’ certificates alongside the overall grade for the qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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