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AS/A2 Level Chemistry at Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College

Course description

In this course, three units have to be taken which are: Chains, Rings and Spectroscopy, Trends and Patterns/Options and Unifying Concepts/Experimental Skills.

AS/A2 – Exam Board OCR Chemistry

 

 

Course content

The AS GCE is both a ‘stand-alone’ qualification and also the first half of the corresponding Advanced GCE. The AS GCE is assessed at a standard appropriate for candidates who have completed the first year of study (both in terms of teaching time and content) of the corresponding two-year Advanced GCE course, ie between GCSE and Advanced GCE.

The AS GCE is made up of three mandatory units, of which two are externally assessed and one is internally assessed. These units form 50% of the corresponding six-unit Advanced GCE.

AS Chemistry Units

Unit F321: Atoms, Bonds and Groups

• Atoms and reactions  • Electrons, bonding and structure   • The Periodic Table

Unit F322: Chains, Energy and Resources

• Basic concepts and hydrocarbons • Alcohols, halogenoalkanes and analysis

• Energy • Resources

Unit F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry 1

• This AS (practical skills) unit is teacher assessed and externally moderated by OCR.

• Candidates are assessed on one task from each of the following categories: qualitative, quantitative and evaluative tasks.

The Advanced GCE follows on from the AS course and requires successful completion of the AS course.  From September 2009 the Advanced GCE is made up of the AS units plus a further three mandatory units, of which two are externally assessed and one is internally assessed. 

A2 Chemistry Units

Unit F324: Rings, Polymers and Analysis

• Rings, acids and amines

• Polymers and synthesis

• Analysis

Unit F325: Equilibria, Energetics and Elements

• Rates, equilibrium and pH

• Energy

• Transition elements

Unit F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2

• This A2 (practical skills) unit is teacher assessed and externally moderated by OCR.

• Candidates are assessed on one task from each of the following categories: qualitative, quantitative and evaluative tasks.

 

Entry requirements

The expected requirement is a grade B at GCSE in either the triple or dual award.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: AS=H034, A2=H434

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