KS5 Chemistry | OCR A (H032, H432)
The Chemistry A-Level allows students to develop their interest and enthusiasm for the subject and understand a range of further study and careers associated with the subject.
The course aims to encourage learners to:
• Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to one another
• Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
• Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
• Understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
Entry Requirements – students studying GCE Chemistry will need a minimum of a GCSE Science double award BB grade
Students cover the following 6 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
Periodic Table, Elements and Physical Chemistry (2hr 15mins paper) – 37% of A2 grade
Synthesis and Analytical Techniques (2hr 15mins paper) – 37% of A2 grade
Unified Chemistry (1hr 30mins paper) – 26% of A2 grade
With a chemistry A level students can go on to study a variety of courses at university, such as biochemistry, chemical engineering, environmental chemistry, materials science, geology, business administration, amongst others. Chemistry graduates go on to successful careers that include education, finance, forensics, health & safety, industry, lab work, law, consultancy, media, sales and marketing.
Practical Endorsement in Chemistry (Teacher assessed) – Students will be assessed throughout the year in practical investigations, however, there is no external assessment of practical skills.