What will you do on this course?

The aims of the course are:

  • To  develop a sound knowledge of Chemistry.
  • To develop an appreciation of the contribution which Chemistry makes to society.
  • To promote an enjoyment of and interest in Chemistry.

The course content is divided into six modules:

  • Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Chemistry.
  • Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry.
  • Module 3 – Periodic table and energy.
  • Module 4 – Core Organic Chemistry.
  • Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and Transition Metals.
  • Module 6 – Organic Chemistry and analysis.

Modules 1 – 4 are covered in the first year and all of the modules are completed by the end of the course. Practical work is an integral part of the delivery and is supplemented by a day at Bristol University doing experiments in the undergraduate laboratories.

How will you be assessed?

For the AS Chemistry assessment at the end of the Lower Sixth there are two 90 minute written papers.

What could this course lead to?

For the A Level there are three exam papers  which cover the whole course content. 15% of the exam questions relate to practical work. There is no coursework, but a series of experiments are completed over the two years leading to award of the Practical Endorsement certificate.

The course provides a support for further study in  a number of areas including Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Engineering and Chemistry itself. It provides a challenging area of study giving a fascinating insight into the world of chemical reactions.

What syllabus do you follow

OCR Chemistry A