Chemistry

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Exam Board:

OCR

About the Subject:

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

Course Content:

Development of practical skills.
Foundations in chemistry.
Periodic table and energy.
Core organic chemistry.
Physical chemistry and transitional elementsOrganic chemistry and analysis .

Assessment:

Examination and practical endorsement

College Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 higher grades at GCSE, including English and maths (minimum grade C).

Subject Specific Requirements:

GCSE Science (Double award) grade BB or GCSE Chemistry grade B, plus grade B in Maths. Knowledge of scientific language.

These requirements are subject to change.

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*.