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Chemistry A Level OUN at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

Chemistry is involved in every aspect of our daily lives.

Chemistry explains the behaviour of all the materials around us from the strength of the bricks which enable our houses to stand up, to the fuel which keeps our houses warm and powers cars, trains, buses and aeroplanes. Chemistry keeps our bodies moving, produces drugs to make us healthy and clothes to protect us from the weather. Chemistry produces detergents to clean clothes, people, houses and many other things. Chemistry causes pollution and then helps to counteract it. Chemistry not only helps you understand the world, it also opens up a world of opportunities.

Course content

 

Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry

Module 2 - Foundations in Chemistry

Module 3 - Periodic Table and Energy

Module 4 - Core Organic Chemistry

Module 5 - Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements

Module 6 - Organic chemistry and Analysis

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements for this course ( in addition to at least 5 Grade 5s inc. English and Maths):

Grade 6 achieved in Double Science or 6 achieved in Chemistry

Assessment

Both exams are externally assessed components (01 and 02) contain some synoptic assessment. Both components additionally contain some extended response questions; in Component 02 some of these are marked using Level of Response mark schemes.

Breadth in chemistry (Component 01) This component is worth 70 marks and is split into two sections and assesses content from all teaching modules, 1 to 4. Learners answer all questions. Section A contains multiple choice questions. This section of the paper is worth 20 marks. Section B includes short answer question styles (structured questions, problem solving, calculations, practical) and extended response questions. This section of the paper is worth 50 marks.

Depth in chemistry (Component 02) This component assesses content from across all teaching modules, 1 to 4. Learners answer all questions. This component is worth 70 marks. Question styles include short answer (structured questions, problem solving, calculations, practical) and extended response questions, including those marked using Level of Response mark schemes.

Future opportunities

Chemistry is an excellent qualification for those wishing to go on to Higher Education courses in Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences and Materials Science. It is a course requirement for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Chemistry is also relevant for students thinking of working in forensics, art restoration, animal health and photography. The skills developed and demonstrated in Chemistry are transferable to other areas such as: accountancy, marketing, commerce, teaching, television and management.

 

Further information

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 April 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: OCR

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