Chemistry

AS Level

 

Units of work covered

Physical chemistry

3.1.1 Atomic structure

3.1.2 Amount of substance

3.1.3 Bonding

3.1.4 Energetics

3.1.5 Kinetics

3.1.6 Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc

3.1.7 Oxidation, reduction and redox equations

Inorganic chemistry

3.2.1 Periodicity

3.2.2 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals

3.2.3 Group 7(17), the halogens

Organic chemistry

3.3.1 Introduction to organic chemistry

3.3.2 Alkanes

3.3.3 Halogenoalkanes

3.3.4 Alkenes

3.3.5 Alcohols

3.3.6 Organic analysis

Students who are not continuing on to the A level can sit exams at the end of year 12 for the AS in Chemistry.

Assessments

Paper 1

  • Relevant Physical chemistry topics (sections 3.1.1 to 3.1.4, 3.1.6 and 3.1.7)
  • Inorganic chemistry (Section 3.2.1 to 3.2.3)
  • Relevant practical skills

How is it assessed?

  • written exam; 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of the AS
  • Questions
  • 65 marks of short and long answer questions
  • 15 marks of multiple choice question

Paper 2 –

  • Relevant Physical chemistry topics (sections 3.1.2 to 3.1.6)
  • Organic chemistry (Section 3.3.1 to 3.3.6)
  • Relevant practical skills

How is it assessed?

  • written exam; 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of the AS
  • Questions
  • 65 marks of short and long answer questions
  • 15 marks of multiple choice questions

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