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Chemistry

A Level • Level 3

Chemistry

A Level • Level 3

Type of LearningSchool Leaver

Course CodeA3442

Study ModeFull Time

Duration2 years

Awarded ByOCR

Location ByBurnley College

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About the course

This course is essential for students who intend to progress onto University to study Medicine, Dentistry and a range of other scientific degrees. Over the two year course, students study a variety of different topics across Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. These are comprised of six modules that are each divided into key areas: Over two years: Module 1: Development of practical skills in chemistry •Practical skills assessed in a written examination •Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement Year 1: Module 2: Foundations in chemistry •Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations •Amount of substance •Acid–base and redox reactions •Electrons, bonding and structure Module 3: Periodic table and energy •The periodic table and periodicity •Group 2 and the halogens •Qualitative analysis •Enthalpy changes •Reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative) Module 4: Core organic chemistry •Basic concepts •Hydrocarbons •Alcohols and haloalkanes •Organic synthesis •Analytical techniques (IR and MS) Year 2: Module 5: Physical chemistry and transition elements •Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative) •pH and buffers •Enthalpy, entropy and free energy •Redox and electrode potentials •Transition elements Module 6: Organic chemistry and analysis •Aromatic compounds •Carbonyl compounds •Carboxylic acids and esters •Nitrogen compounds •Polymers •Organic synthesis •Chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR) Students gain practical skills throughout the course. These are assessed in the written examinations and in the practical endorsement which are a series of 12 required lab practicals set by OCR and assessed over the two years.

Type of LearningSchool Leaver

Course CodeA3442

Study ModeFull Time

Duration2 years

CostQuestion tooltip iconFree

Awarded ByOCR

Location ByBurnley College

Start Date/s

31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021

Entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including both English and Maths. A minimum of a grade 66 in GCSE Dual Science or a grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry.

Modules

Module 1: Development of practical skills in chemistry •Practical skills assessed in a written examination •Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement Year 1: Module 2: Foundations in chemistry •Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations •Amount of substance •Acid–base and redox reactions •Electrons, bonding and structure Module 3: Periodic table and energy •The periodic table and periodicity •Group 2 and the halogens •Qualitative analysis •Enthalpy changes •Reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative) Module 4: Core organic chemistry •Basic concepts •Hydrocarbons •Alcohols and haloalkanes •Organic synthesis •Analytical techniques (IR and MS) Year 2: Module 5: Physical chemistry and transition elements •Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative) •pH and buffers •Enthalpy, entropy and free energy •Redox and electrode potentials •Transition elements Module 6: Organic chemistry and analysis •Aromatic compounds •Carbonyl compounds •Carboxylic acids and esters •Nitrogen compounds •Polymers •Organic synthesis •Chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR) Students gain practical skills throughout the course. These are assessed in the written examinations and in the practical endorsement which are a series of 12 required lab practicals set by OCR and assessed over the two years.

Assessment

Throughout this course you will be assessed in the following ways; - Through completion of weekly homework - End of topic assessments - Formal assessments - End of year externally marked exam papers. Year 1 - 2 papers - Breadth in Chemistry - Depth in Chemistry Year 2 - 3 papers - Periodic table, elements and physical Chemistry - Synthesis and analytical techniques - Unified Chemistry

Careers & Progression

With an A Level in Chemistry, this can lead you onto a variety of different career options. It is an essential requirement if you would like to study Medicine at University and most other scientific based degrees. With an A Level in Chemistry, this can open many doors in terms of career option pathways. Students can go onto study for example; medicine, dentistry, optometry,veterinary medicine, teaching, patent law, accountancy and scientific research.

Additional Details

Equipment Supplied

For each topic, students are provided with a detailed note booklet and also a question pack of past paper questions to assess their knowledge and understanding of the topic. These supplement the OCR textbook well and are an extremely useful revision aid.

Extra curricular activities

In addition to theory and practical based lessons, students here at Burnley College also participate in a variety of enrichment activities which include; taking part in the Royal Society of Chemistry annual Olympiad, CREST awards, Honours programme and medical placements in local Hospitals to gain valuable experience.

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