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About the subject
This is a subject for those students who enjoyed Science at GCSE and would like to study further the 4 main aspects of Chemistry. These are physical, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry. This subject is essential for those who have aspirations to follow career paths such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemical Engineering and Forensic Science. Chemistry is also a subject that is looked upon very favourably when applying for non-science courses including Law and Economics.
Year 12 Overview
You will be studying three modules, Foundations in Chemistry, Periodic Table and Energy and Core Organic Chemistry and Analysis. These will be assessed in two exams in the summer, Breadth in Chemistry and Depth in Chemistry. Please note that these exams are synoptic and there is a multiple choice element in the Breath paper.
Year 13 Overview
You will be studying two modules, Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements and Organic Chemistry and Analysis. These modules, along with the modules studied in year 12, are assessed in three exams; Periodic Table Elements and Physical Chemistry, Synthesis and Analytical Techniques and Unified Chemistry. Please note these exams are synoptic and there is a multiple choice element in two of the papers.
Exam board used for A Level or BTEC
OCR Chemistry A
Link to the specification from the exam board