CHEMISTRY

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"The courses taught integrate theory and experimental work, developing investigative and manipulative skills. Students are encouraged to develop their scientific communication skills through research, discussion and written work."

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/ WHY STUDY CHEMISTRY?

The department aims to stimulate interest in and enjoyment of chemistry, to foster imaginative, logical and critical thinking, to demonstrate the wider application of chemical knowledge, showing appreciation for social, environmental, economic and technological contributions to society. The courses taught integrate theory and experimental work, developing investigative and manipulative skills. Students are encouraged to develop their scientific communication skills through research, discussion and written work.

Miss L Norton (Head of Department)          Mr L McGuinness

Miss A Jordan

Mrs F Conroy (Technician)

A LEVEL CHEMISTRY
SPECIFICATIONS STUDIED
 
  • KS3 : Northern Ireland Curriculum

 

  • KS4 : CCEA GCSE Chemistry and Science: Double Award Chemistry

 

  • KS5 : CCEA GCE Chemistry AS & A2

/ EXTRA CURRICULAR

  • Taming The Elements – Y13 lecture and workshop ‘What’s in my stuff?’ by Dr Hywel Jones & Maria Hanson, Sheffield Hallam University, bringing science and art together in deconstruction and materials analysis 22/11/14.

 

  • Year 8 Science Club – in-school weekly lunchtime science appetiser session for Y8 pupils.

 

  • RSC Chemistry at Work – interactive showcase of chemical based companies and institutions aimed at GCSE.

 

  • RSC Schools’ Analyst Competition – commercial applications of chemistry in a competition-based exploration aimed at AS-Level.

 

  • Nuffield Science Bursary scheme – paid summer work placement incorporating a project in a professional research environment aimed at AS/A2-Level.

Module

 

  • AS 1: Basic Concepts in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

 

 

  • AS 2: Further Physical and Inorganic Chemistry and Introduction to Organic Chemistry

 

 

  • AS 3: Internal Assessment

 

 

 

  • A2 1: Periodic Trends and Further Organic, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

 

 

  • A2 2: Analytical, Transition Metals, Electrochemistry and Further Organic Chemistry

 

 

  • A2 3: Internal Assessment

 

Description

 

  • Written paper containing multiple choice and structured questions.

 

 

 

 

  • Written paper containing multiple choice and structured questions.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Internal assessment consisting of two practical tasks and a planning exercise.

 

 

  • Written paper containing multiple choice and structured questions.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Written paper containing multiple choice and structured questions.

 

 

 

 

Internal assessment consisting of two practical tasks and a planning exercise.

Duration

 

  •  1hr 30mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1hr 30mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2hr 30mins

 

 

 

 

  • 2hr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2hr

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2hr (split over 2 days)

AS

 

  • 35%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 35%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 30%

 

 

 

 

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  • --

 

A2

 

  • 17.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 17.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 15%

 

 

 

 

  • 20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10%