Chemistry AS level at Parkside School
Chemistry – as far as your imagination can take you!
OCR Chemistry will give you an opportunity to find out what things are made up of and how they interact and the role they play in our lives.
It covers many areas and opens up a lot of diverse careers from research and development nanotechnology and smart materials to marketing and accountancy and medicine.
Exam Board OCR QAN 500/2425/5
F321: Atoms, Bonds and Groups
• Atoms and Reactions
1 hour exam
• Electrons, Bonding and Structure
AS – 30%
• The Periodic Table.
A Level – 15%
F322: Chains, Energy and Resources
• Basic Concepts and Hydrocarbons
1 hour 45 mins written exam
• Alcohols, Halogenoalkanes and
AS – 50%
A Level – 25%
F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry 1
Internal assessment of practical skills (completed under exam conditions).
A level 10%
OCR A level Chemistry is an academic course which is ideal for those students who followed the Triple Award OCR 21st Century Science course at GCSE and have a genuine interest in Chemistry.
This course assumes candidates have achieved Grade B or better at GCSE. It builds on knowledge, understanding and skills gained from the GCSE.
Practical work is integral to the teaching of theory and candidates will carry out practical work within each module.
Grade B in Maths GCSE is also expected.
You should have a keen interest in developing
scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills and be willing to develop independent learning research skills.
Progression to A2 level Chemistry.
Chemistry A level would be essential
for the following University courses:
Studying Chemistry could lead into the following fields:
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkside School directly.