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Miss Manjula Rafee - Acting Head of Chemistry
Ms H Redfearn



Mrs J Pascoe


Key Dates:

19th-21st October 13CHEM3 Laboratory dates for controlled assessment
20th November 13CHEM3 controlled assessment deadline
7th-9th December 13CHEM5 laboratory dates for controlled assessment

15th January 13CHEM5 controlled assessment deadline
14th-15th January Christmas lectures for KS3 with Tim Harrison (university of Bristol)


Chemistry at Key Stage 3:

Chemistry is taught as part of an integrated science programme at Key Stage 3.  Pupils study a range of Chemistry topics as part of the Go Science programme of materials.

Chemistry at Key Stage 4:

Students studying triple science follow the OCR 21st Century Science Chemistry specification.

Assessment at GCSE:

Unit A171: (25%) Covering topics C1 Air Quality, C2 Material Choices and C3 Chemicals in Our Lives

Unit A172: (25%) Covering topics C4 Chemical Patterns, C5 Chemicals of the Natural Environment and C6 Chemical Synthesis

Unit A173: (25%) Topic 7 Further Chemistry

Unit A174: (25%) Controlled Assessment

Chemistry at Key Stage 5:

Students follow the OCR Chemistry B (Salters) specification

Assessment at AS level:
HO33/1 - foundations in chemistry (1hr30 written exam - 50% of AS grade)
HO33/2 - chemistry in depth 50% (1hr30 written exam - 50% of AS grade)

Assessment at A2 (for examination in 2016):
F334 - Chemistry of Materials (90min written exam - 30% of A2 course)
F335 - Chemistry by Design (120min written exam - 40% of A2 course)
F336 - Individual investigation (controlled assessment - 30% of A2 course)

Assessment for A2 (for examination in 2017)
H433/1 - fundamentals for chemistry (2hr15 written exam - 41% of total A Level)
H433/2 - scientific literacy in chemistry (2hr15 written exam - 37% of total A Level)
H433/3 - practical skills in chemistry (1hr30 written exam - ww% of total A Level)
Practical Endorsement in chemistry (Teacher assessment, pass/fail - standalone qualification)

N.B. Results for pupils sitting the AS level chemistry in 2015 will not contribute towards grading for A2 chemistry in 2016



Useful Links

KS3 Revision
GCSE Revision
Interactive Periodic Table


AS Revision
A2 Revision