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Chemistry A Level at Nene Park Academy

Course description

Understanding Chemistry helps you understand the world around you. We all perform many chemical reactions everyday in our lives, for example; our bodies grow, develop and function entirely as a result of the chemical processes that go on within them. Chemistry is an explanation for everyday things and studying A Level Chemistry will enable you to understand many of these fundamental processes. Students studying Chemistry will not only deepen their scientific knowledge but will also develop an appreciation of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how science contributes to the success of economy and society. If you have an inquisitive mind and enjoy finding out why and how things happen then this course would be suited to you.



Course content

Year 12

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry

Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry

Module 3 – Periodic table and energy

Module 4 – Core organic chemistry

Year 13

Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements

Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis which will be examined over three papers in June 2018.

Entry requirements

Standard: Standard (Five GCSE subjects at a minimum grade 4 or the equivalent including Maths and English), with a grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry and in Maths or grade 6/6 in combinedl science with a grade 6 in Maths.


Exam Paper 1: Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry. The paper will consist of multiple choice and structure questions covering theory and practical skills, covering module 1,2,3 and 5:. 2hr 15 mins (37%).

Exam Paper 2: Synthesis and analytical techniques. Structure as above, covering module 1,2,4 and 6

Exam Paper 3: Unified chemistry. Structure questions and extended response questions covering theory and practical skills. 1hr 30 mins 26%, covering all modules.


You will also complete a minimum of 12 practical activities to demonstrate practical competence, which will be reported to the exam board.


Further information

Exam Board OCRA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nene Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 July 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Ch

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