Chemistry

Units of work covered

Physical Chemistry

3.1.8 Thermodynamics

3.1.9 Rate equations

3.1.10 Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems

3.1.11 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells

3.1.12 Acids and bases

Inorganic chemistry

3.2.4 Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides

3.2.5 Transition metals

3.2.6 Reactions of ions in aqueous solution

Organic chemistry

3.3.7 Optical isomerism

3.3.8 Aldehydes and ketones

3.3.9 Carboxylic acids and derivatives

3.3.10 Aromatic chemistry

3.3.11 Amines

3.3.12 Polymers

3.3.13 Amino acids, proteins and DNA

3.3.14 Organic synthesis

3.3.15 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

3.3.16 Chromatography

 

Assessments

Paper 1

  • Relevant Physical chemistry topics (sections 3.1.1 to 3.1.4, 3.1.6 to 3.1.8 and 3.1.10 to 3.1.127)
  • Inorganic chemistry (Section 3.2)
  • Relevant practical skills

How is it assessed?

  • written exam; 2hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of the A-Level
  • Questions
  • 105 marks of short and long answer questions

Paper 2 –

  • Relevant Physical chemistry topics (sections 3.1.2 to 3.1.6 and 3.1.9)
  • Organic chemistry (Section 3.3)
  • Relevant practical skills

How is it assessed?

  • written exam; 2hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of the A-Level
  • Questions
  • 105 marks of short and long answer questions

Paper 3 –

  • Any content
  • Any practical skills

How is it assessed?

  • written exam; 2hours
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of the A-Level
  • Questions
  • 40 of questions on practical techniques and data analysis
  • 20 marks of questions testing across the specification
  • 30 marks of multiple choice questions

 

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