Chemistry is the central Science. Chemistry enables us to understand the world around us, and Biology and Physics more fully. We learn about how the properties of element and compounds explain how useful materials behave –
Chemists can play a vital role in helping everyone to live a more sustainable and greener lifestyle in order to conserve resources and protect the environment.
A chemist develops a knowledgeable insight into:
Paper 1 – Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (Paper code 9CH0/01 – 30% ) 1 hr 45 mins
Topics include-atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding and structure, inorganic chemistry, redox, mole calculations, formulae and equations, energetics, equilibria, transition metals
Paper 2 – Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry (Paper code 9CH0/02 – 30%) 1 hr 45 mins
Topics include-organic chemistry, modern analytical techniques, kinetics and redox.
Paper 3 – General and Practical principles in Chemistry (Paper code 9CH0/03 - 40%) 2 hr 30 mins
Questions in this paper may draw on any of the topics in this specification. The paper will include synoptic questions that may draw on two or more different topics listed. The paper will include questions that assess conceptual and theoretical understanding of experimental methods (indirect practical skills) that will draw on students’ experiences of the core practicals.
Overall, a minimum of 20% of the marks across the three papers will be awarded for mathematics
There is no coursework element to the A level course but students over the duration of the course will need teacher assessed certification of practical competency through completing a number of essential practical pieces of work named “core practicals”.
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To be successful you must regularly work hard at developing these skills.