A2 Level Chemistry at Trafford College
A2 Chemistry builds on the knowledge gained at AS. You will learn more organic chemistry and further your understanding of mechanisms. You will also approach rates and equilibria in a more numerical way and be introduced to the concept of entropy.There is a strong synoptic element in all three A2 modules, so knowledge of your AS work is important.50% of overall grade is carried forward from AS, though retakes are possible.Unit 4: Rings, Polymers and Analysis is worth 15% of A2 level gradeThis is assessed through an external exam.Unit 5: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements is worth 25% of A2 level gradeThis is assessed through an external exam.Unit 6: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2 is worth 10% of A2 level gradeThis unit assesses practical and investigate skills developed within contexts encountered during A2 Chemistry.Students are required to carry out three tasks;1. Qualitative task (10 marks)2. Quantitative task (15 marks)3. Evaluative task (15 marks)Tasks will be chosen from a selection provided by OCR.The Qualitative and Quantitative tasks will test skills of observation and measurement.Candidates will carry out these tasks under controlled conditions.Each task will be internally assessed using a mark scheme provided by OCR.
A pass at AS level Chemistry, at least a grade D is recommended
There are two external exams in June plus internally marked practical assignments.
A level Chemistry is an essential subject for Biomedical courses in Higher Education and useful in a range of engineering and related science courses.
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