Chemistry

Chemistry

Examining Board: OCR

From the moment you are born, and throughout your life, you are surrounded by Chemistry – the air you breathe, the food you eat and the clothes you wear – they’re all Chemistry.

Chemistry is the study of substances; what they are made of, how they interact with each other and the role they play in living things. At A Level you will study the structure of atoms in more detail and link this to how they interact with one another in elements, compounds and mixtures.  You will look at the structure of substances, and how this affects their properties.  You will also consider how compounds are made in industry, what factors will make processes more or less financially viable and how Chemists help to reduce damage to the environment.


Specification - AS / A LEVEL

At AS level students take 2 units of assessment covering content from modules 1 – 4.

Year 12 AS
Module 1: Development of Practical skills
Module 2: Foundations in Chemistry
Module 3: Periodic Table and Energy
Module 4: Core Organic Chemistry

Year 13 A2
Module 5: Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements
Module 6: Organic Chemistry and Analysis
Career Opportunities

Chemistry opens up lots of career opportunities including making medicines to fight cancer, developing exciting new ice cream flavours, creating new make-up and hair products, designing marketing campaigns, making new materials for faster computers and more complex mobile phones and protecting the environment

The skills you develop while studying Chemistry mean that you can do a whole range of other jobs as well, such as management, sales and marketing, ICT and finance.

Chemistry A Level is more mathematical than GCSE so confidence with calculations is required. Practical skills are important in this subject and students should expect to carry out lots of experiments.

A Quote from Stover

My highlights have been getting my exam results, sports days, matches, performances and general opportunities.

Year 11 Pupil

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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level
97%
PASS RATE at A Level
97%
PASS RATE at A Level
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PASS RATE at A Level