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Exam Board Specification: OCR A

How the course is assessed

  • Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry, 100 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Synthesis and analytical techniques, 100 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Unified chemistry, 70 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes

Assessed at the end of the two year course.

Description of course:

Linear course: All compulsory units, and practical endorsement in chemistry. Each unit divide into separate topics

Higher education, future careers and progression routes

  • Essential for anyone wishing to pursue a degree in medical sciences.
  • Skills acquired are transferable to many careers

2016 Examination success rates:
Pass rate: 100%
A* - B grade: 43%
A* - C grade: 86%

Entry criteria:

Students must meet the Consortium minimum entry criteria for A Level courses, that is, a GCSE grade 4 or higher in English Language, grade 5 or higher in Maths (point score of 44.5 or higher).

To study A Level Chemistry, students are also required to have a GCSE grade B/5 in Chemistry, or BB/55 in combined Science plus 5 in Maths.

Additional information:

Suitable for students with GCSE grade B in Chemistry and Mathematics OR core and additional science grade B in each.

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