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Chemistry AS/A Level at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description

Board:

OCR - Chemistry A

Outline of the Course AS Level:

Modules –

  1. Development of practical skills in chemistry  2) Foundations in chemistry  3) Periodic table and energy 4) Core organic chemistry

A2 Level:

Modules –

  1. Development of practical skills in chemistry  2) Foundations in chemistry  3) Periodic table and energy 4) Core organic chemistry  5) Physical chemistry and transition elements  6) Organic chemistry and analysis

 

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Chemistry

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Chemistry and 6 in Maths

Assessment

Assessment

AS 

Paper

Examination Details

Modules Examined

Duration

Weighting

1

Breadth in Chemistry – 20 marks multiple choice, 50 marks structured questions on theory and practical

1,2,3,4

1 hour 30 mins

50%

2

Depth in Chemistry – 70 marks structured and extended questions covering theory and practical

1,2,3,4

1 hour 30 mins

50%

 A Level  

Paper

Examination Details

Modules Examined

Duration

Weighting

1

Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry – 15 marks multiple choice, 85 marks structured questions on theory and practical

1,2,3,5

2 hours 15mins

37%

2

Synthesis and analytical techniques – 15 marks multiple choice, 85 marks structured questions on theory and practical

1,2,4,6

2 hours 15mins

37%

3

Unified chemistry – 70 marks structured and extended questions covering theory and practical

 

1,2,3,4,5,6

1 hour 30 mins

26%

 

Practical endorsement for chemistry – Pass / Fail no examination

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-

-

 

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which overlap with Chemistry such as Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Geography,  or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for higher education.With further training, you could go into a job related to Chemistry or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Pharmacist.The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

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: 07 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Can be 1 or 2 years

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