Chemistry

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

Board

OCR – Chemistry A

Outline of the Course

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

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

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
15 minutes

37%

2

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

1, 2, 4, 6

2 hours
15 minutes

37%

3

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

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1 hour
30 minutes

26%

 

Practical endorsement for chemistry – Pass / Fail no examination

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