KS5 Years 12 & 13 Chemistry

 

KS5 Years 12 & 13 Chemistry

 

     A-Level Chemistry

 

We follow the AQA Chemistry Specification at Newlands.

 

The specification is divided into chemical topics, each containing different key concepts of Chemistry. Once the key features of a chemical topic have been developed, applications are considered.

 

     A-Level - Year 1 and AS Chemistry

 

Topics include:

 

  • Atomic structure and bonding

  • Amount of substance

  • Energetics

  • Kinetics

  • Equilibria

  • Redox

  • Periodicity

  • Group 2 and group 7 elements

  • Alkanes, alkenes, alcohols and halogenoalkanes

  • Organic analysis

Examinations

 

 Paper 1: What is assessed

 

  • Relevant physical chemistry topics

  • Inorganic chemistry

  • Relevant practical skills

Assessment Method:

 

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes (80 marks)

 

50% of the AS

 

65 marks of short and long answer questions, 15 marks of multiple choice questions.

 

Paper 2: What is assessed

 

  • Relevant physical chemistry topics

  • Organic chemistry

  • Relevant practical skills

Assessment Method:

 

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes (80 marks)

 

50% of the AS

 

65 marks of short and long answer questions, 15 marks of multiple choice questions

 

     A-Level - Year 2

 

Topics include:

 

  • Thermodynamics

  • Kinetics

  • Equilibrium constants

  • Electrochemistry

  • Acids and bases

  • Group 3 and the transition elements

  • Carbonyl compounds

  • Aromatic chemistry

  • Amines and polymerisation

  • Amino acids, proteins and DNA

  • Organic synthesis and analysis

Examinations:

 

Paper 1:

 

What is assessed:

 

  • Relevant physical chemistry topics

  • Inorganic chemistry

  • Relevant practical skills

     

Assessment Method:

 

written exam: 2 hours (105 marks)

 

35% of A-Level

 

105 marks of short and long answer questions

 

Paper 2: What is assessed

 

  • Relevant physical chemistry topics

  • Organic chemistry

  • Relevant practical skills

     

Assessment Method:

 

Written exam: 2 hours (105 marks)

 

35% of A-Level

 

105 marks of short and long answer questions

 

Paper 3: What is assessed

 

  • Any content

  • Any practical skills

     

Assessment method

 

Written exam: 2 hours (90 marks)

 

30% of A-Level

 

40 marks of questions on practical techniques and data analysis, 20 marks of questions testing across the specification and 30 marks of multiple choice questions.  

 

Information about the course can be found on the AQA website:

 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-7404-7405

 

 

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