Chemistry (AS/A2)

M
O
O
R
L
A
N
D
S

S
I
X
T
H

F
O
R
M

C
O
L
L
E
G
E
 

Board:

OCR

Course Description:

The aims of this specification are to encourage you to:

  • Develop your interest in, and enthusiasm for Chemistry
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works
  • Develop your essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Chemistry and how they relate to each other

Units Studied:

AS:
Unit F321: Atoms, Bonds and Groups.
Unit F322: Chains, Energy and resources.
Unit F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry.

A2:
Unit F324: Rings, Polymers and Analysis.
Unit F325: Equilibrium, Energetics and Elements.
Unit F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry.

Assessment:

For both AS and A2 the tasks will be chosen from a selection provided by OCR. The Qualitative and Quantitative tasks will test your skills of observation and measurement.

Entry Requirements:

GCSE Science (Double award) grade BB or GCSE Chemistry grade B is recommended. You should also have studied Mathematics (minimum requirement Grade C) and be able to write using appropriate scientific language.

Career Links:

Medicine and Medical Sciences, Veterinary Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and many other science based careers. The prerequisite for Medicine, Medical Sciences and Veterinary Science at University is often the majority of GCSE, AS and A levels at grades A & A*.