Chemistry

Specification:
OCR A


The Course
Year 12

  • Module 1 – Development of practical skills
  • Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry
  • Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
  • Module 4 – Core organic Chemistry


Year 13

  • Module 1 – Development of practical skills
  • Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry
  • Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and transition elements
  • Module 6 – Organic Chemistryand analysis


Skills

  • Sound numeracy skills (20% of the question paper assessment includes mathematical skills)
  • Making links and applying understanding
  • Spatial awareness


Examinations


Year 12 – internal school examinations at the end of Year 12

  • 2 x 1 hour 30 minutes written papers
  • Multiple choice, structured and extended response questions.


Year 13

  • 2 x 2 hours 15 minutes written papers
  • 1 x 1 hour 30 minute written paper
  • Multiple choice, structured and extended response questions.
  • Teacher assessed practical endorsement – reported separately from grade (pass or fail)


Enrichment
In Year 12/13, the UK Chemistry Olympiad co-ordinated by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Lower Sixth Chemistry Challenge co-ordinated by University of Cambridge.

For further details, please contact Mr Kirk.

All current plans for sixth form programmes of study at Bishop Stopford School are provisional, dependent on student numbers and government policy.