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Sixth Form: Chemistry

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Chemistry

 

Course Title

Department

Subject Leader

AQA Chemistry

Chemistry (Science)

Mrs A M Gilmour

 

 

 

 

Course Information

Assessment Outline

At the end of year 13 there are 3 exam papers, each lasting 2 hours.

Paper 1 – Physical and inorganic chemistry which includes atomic structure, bonding, enthalpy, group chemistry and transition metals.

Paper 2 – Rates of reaction, organic chemistry together with some relevant

Paper 3 – Synoptic assessment covering any content, the required practicals and multiple choice questions.

20% of the overall assessment of A-level Chemistry will contain mathematical skills equivalent to Level 2 or above.

At least 15% of the overall assessment of A-level Chemistry will assess knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to practical work.

Assessment Objectives

The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures:

•• in a theoretical context

•• in a practical context

•• when handling qualitative data

•• when handling quantitative data

AO3: Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues, to:

•• make judgements and reach conclusions

•• develop and refine practical design and procedures.

Key Skills in this task

The Key Skills that chemistry students commonly struggle with are firstly reading and interpreting information on a page, and secondly numeracy and handling numerical data correctly.

 

Bridging Task

Task Outline

You will need to complete both a research task and a task on naming and working out the formula of compounds. The work is accessible on the TBSHS website http://www.tbshs.org/sixthform.aspx?SubCatID=303&PageID=683

 

Marking Criteria / Assessment Method

Your research project will be marked by your teacher. There are answers to the formula work at the back of the document for you to mark your work as you go along.