Units 3.1-3.1.7, 3.2-3.2.3 and 3.3-3.3.6 are taught in year 12 and can be used towards the AS Chemistry course. The rest of the units are taught in year 13. Each unit will have a discrete end of unit test, plus an end of year 12 exam scheme, which will be marked in college by your teacher. These results will enable you and your teacher to assess where you are and what you need to do to improve throughout the course. External assessment by the examination board will take place at the end of year 13. As part of your assessment, your ability to conduct scientific investigations will be examined by your teacher throughout the course. CPAC lab books are kep as a record of this.
3.1 Physical Chemistry including:
Atomic structure, Amount of substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics, Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc, reduction and redox equations, Thermodynamics (A-level only), Rate equations (A-level only), Equilibrium constant K p for homogeneous systems (A-level only), Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells (A-level only) Acids and bases (A-level only).
3.2 Inorganic Chemistry including:
Periodicity, Group 2, the alkaline earth metals, Group 7(17), the halogens, Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides (A-level only) , Transition metals (A-level only), Reactions of ions in aqueous solution (A-level only).
3.3 Organic chemistry including: Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes Alkenes, Alcohols, Organic analysis, Optical isomerism (A-level only), Aldehydes and ketones (A-level only), Carboxylic acids and derivatives (A-level only), Aromatic chemistry (A-level only), Amines (A-level only), Polymers (A-level only), Amino acids, proteins and DNA (A-level only), Organic synthesis (A-level only), Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (A-level only), Chromatography (A-level only).