Chemistry

Minimum entry criteria

B B in Double Award Science or B in Chemistry

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

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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