Chemistry

Y12 Chemistry.

We are running the new OCR Salters B course in year 12.   Please visit this web link to get some more information regarding this course.

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/180072-a-level-chemistry-b-fact-sheet.pdf

Y13 Chemistry

AS Units

F331: Chemistry for Life. The chemical ideas in this module are:

  • atomic structure;
  • radioactivity: fission and fusion;
  • chemical equations and amount of substance;
  • the Periodic Table and Group 2 chemistry;
  • bonding and the shapes of molecules.

F332: Chemistry of Natural Resources. The chemical ideas in this teaching module are:

  • halogen chemistry;
  • redox chemistry;
  • Periodic Table – electron configurations and periodicity of ionisation enthalpy;
  • intermolecular dipole bonds;
  • halogenoalkane chemistry;
  • industrial chemistry.

F333: Chemistry in Practice

A2 Units

F334: Chemistry of Materials. The chemical ideas in this module are:

  • phenols, carboxylic acids, esters, carbonyl compounds;
  • acid–base reactions;
  • medicine manufacture and testing;
  • IR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy.

F335: Chemistry by Design. The chemical ideas in this module are:

  • an overview of structure and bonding, including shapes of molecules;
  • equilibrium and equilibrium constant;
  • an overview of the effects of factors on the rate and equilibrium yields of reactions, leading to
  • a consideration of the best conditions for an industrial process;
  • aspects of nitrogen chemistry, including the nitrogen cycle;
  • an overview of redox reactions;
  • a discussion of the costs of an industrial process, including hazards and their effect on
  • society.

F336: Chemistry Individual Investigation

Candidates carry out a single individual investigation. The topic may be taken from any aspect of chemistry. Candidates are expected to spend about 18 hours in the laboratory carrying out practical work as part of their investigation, and an appropriate amount of time both before and after this period preparing for and using the results of their investigation. This makes up 15% of the GCE grade.