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                 CHEMISTRY KEY STAGE 5
MODULES/UNITS                                                                               COURSEWORK DEADLINES / EXAMS                                        WHEN
The pupils study OCR (Salters) Chemistry. Over the course of 2 years pupils study 4         GCSE/AS/A LEVEL                                                      DATE OF EXAMS
different modules and complete 2 pieces of coursework.
AS Chemistry                                                                                UNIT 1: CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE                                           JANUARY
Unit 1: Chemistry for Life. The pupils will cover two different topics; Elements of Life
and Developing Fuels.                                                                       UNIT 2: CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES                               JUNE
Unit 2: Chemistry of Natural Resources. The pupils cover three different topics;
Elements from the Sea, Polymer Revolution and The Atmosphere.                               UNIT 3: PRACTICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT                                  APRIL
Unit 3: Practical Skills Assessment. Pupils will complete 4 different practical tasks
                                                                                            UNIT 4: CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS                                       JANUARY
throughout the year. This tests their conduct and precision throughout experiments,
analysis of data and completion of calculations.
                                                                                            UNIT 5: CHEMISTRY BY DESIGN                                          JUNE

A2 Chemistry                                                                                UNIT 6: CHEMISTRY INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION                           APRIL
Unit 4: Chemistry of Materials. The pupils cover 4 topics; What’s in a Medicine,
Material Revolution, Thread of Life and Steel Story.
Unit 5: Chemistry by Design. Agriculture and Industry, Colour by Design, The Oceans
and Medicine by Design.
Unit 6: An Individual Investigation where pupils have to complete a minimum of 18
hours independent experimental work and produce an extensive written report
incorporating equations, graphs and calculations.

                                                                                           OTHER INFORMATION
UNITS                                                                    TERM              Pupils are supplied with 2 textbooks for the course; Chemical Ideas and Chemical
                                                                                           Storylines. The pupils are also given data sheets and activity sheets. Pupils can also
CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE                                                     AUTUMN
                                                                                           purchase CGP revision guides that directly match the course.
CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES                                   SPRING AND SUMMER

PRACTICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENTS                                           ALL YEAR            Pupils can access past exam papers via the OCR web-site
                                                                                           http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gce/science/chemistry_b/documents/index.ht
                                                                                           ml
                                                                    SUMMER AND
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS
                                                                      AUTUMN

CHEMISTRY BY DESIGN                                              SPRING AND SUMMER         All the resources (schemes of work, power points and worksheets) are available for pupils
                                                                                           to access via the VLE on the school web-site.
INIDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION                                               SPRING

                                                                                           For any further information regarding A-level Chemistry contact Miss Cassels, Head of
                                                                                           Science on lcassels@samuelward.co.uk

				
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