Exam Board OCR
Qualification A Level

 

Entry

Requirements

Grade 7 in Chemistry or Grade 7-7 in Combined Science

Grade 6 in Mathematics

 

Content

(Outline of

Course)

The following topics are studied in Year 12:

1.    Module 1 Development of Practical Skills

2.    Module 2 Foundations in Chemistry

3.    Module 3 Periodic Table and Energy

4.    Module 4 Core Organic Chemistry

The following topics are studied in Year 13:

1.    Module 1 Development of Practical Skills

2.    Module 2 Foundations in Chemistry

3.    Module 3 Periodic Table and Energy

4.    Module 4 Core Organic Chemistry

5.    Module 5 Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements

6.    Module 6 Organic Chemistry and Analysis

 

Assessment  Examinations   

3 examinations are taken at the end of year 13. 

The course is a linear course and there is no coursework element to the course. 

 

Paper 1 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5

Paper 2 assesses the content from Modules 1, 2, 4 and 6

Paper 3 assesses the content from Modules 1 to 6

 

Practical Skills   

Practical skills are assessed internally, and students are awarded either Pass/Fail, which is recorded on their A-level certificates. This unit is NOT used in the accreditation of their A level grades at the end of the respective courses. 

 

There has been no abbreviation of course content or removal of practical work even when considering the change in educational circumstances.

 

Careers Guidance  A qualification in A-level Chemistry will enable a student to enter the world of work (e.g. Laboratory Technician, or Higher Education).  A student with A-level qualifications in Chemistry has a vast choice of subjects to study at university (e.g. Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Medicine, and Dentistry).

Recent graduate information has shown people with an A-Level in Chemistry have progressed into employment with roles such as analyst, product testing analyst and medical writer.

Key Information

Transition Work

The transition work for Chemistry can be found below.

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly over the summer ahead of the start of the course.

Week 1

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Week 2

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Week 3

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