Examining Board – OCR
Chemistry is the study of the properties and reactions of substances. It is a science subject, so practical work is an important element.
With a qualification in Chemistry you could go on to Further or Higher Education, studying Chemistry or one of the other sciences or related subjects, such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science or Chemical Engineering, or work in science-based industry, the medical field or agriculture.
Methods of Study
The Salter’s Advanced Chemistry course is divided into a number of themes. Each theme is supported by materials for both students and teachers. There are three parts:
- a Storylineprovides the settings within which the chemistry and skills are developed
- the Chemical Ideasprovide the underlying chemical principles
- Activities provide practical work as well as many other types of activities, including research exercises, group discussions, applications of IT, etc.
Your work will revolve around the Chemical Storylines and when new concepts are introduced you will be referred to the Chemical Ideas and Activities.
Lesson time is used largely to discuss and explain new concepts and to develop experimental techniques. Therefore you need to be prepared to read material in advance of lessons and prepare /plan experiments. This will form an ongoing part of your homework.
Your written work will consist of answering questions in the form of assignments, problems and past exam papers and writing up practicals and other activities.
Methods of Assessment
At AS level you will be examined on five themes divided into 3 modules
- Module F331 Chemistry for Life
- Module F332 Chemistry of Natural Resources
- Module F333 Chemistry in Practice
At A2 level you will study further themes and take three more modules Including
- Module F334 – Chemistry of Materials
- Module F335 – Chemistry by Design
- Module F336 – Individual Investigation
A genuine interest in Chemistry with grade B in Science or Chemistry at GCSE.
- www.york.ac.uk/org/seg/salters/chemistry (A level chemistry)
- www.lgfl.net/dbmaterial/web/learning objects/ls/Year 3 Science Rocks/lo2/