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Chemistry AS Level Using the knowledge you have gained in GCSE Science, we will develop your understanding of the fundamental concepts of Chemistry and apply them to unfamiliar situations. The emphasis is on independent learning and problem solving. What does the course involve? AS level Chemistry is divided into 3 modules; Atoms, Bonds and Groups Unit; Chains, Energy and Resources Unit and Practical Skills Unit. There are two written examinations one in January and one in June and your practical skills will be assessed via coursework throughout the year. The AS level stands as a qualification in its own right or as one half of A level Chemistry. What will I study? In the AS level Chemistry Atoms, Bonds and Groups unit you will start with atomic structure, the mole, stoichiometry and the Periodic Table. In Chains, Energy and Resources you will look at the chemistry of the alkanes and their importance as fuels and sources of the other chemicals. This is followed by the reactions of alkenes, alcohols and halogenoalkanes and the idea of a functional group is introduced. The uses of these substances are covered. To complete the course the rate of reaction, equilibrium state and natural resources are all considered. The Atoms, Bonds and Groups examination is one hour long and represents 30% of the overall mark. The Chains, Energy and Resources paper is one hour 45 minutes long and represents 50% of the overall mark. The remaining 20% is attained through practical coursework. What are the entry requirements for Chemistry AS Level? You should only apply for this course if you meet, or expect to meet, the following requirements:- GCSE grade B in Chemistry OR grade B in both Science AND Additional Science. Grade B in HIGHER Maths How is the course assessed? Examination at the end of the course Coursework Module Exams in January and June What else do I need to know? What will it lead to? AS and A Level Chemistry are required or recommended for university courses. Chemistry is an academic subject in its own right and is also a pre-requisite for many courses in higher education such as medicine, biological and environmental sciences. It is also a subject which is valued by professions outside of science, such as law, accountancy and politics. What other costs are there? Supplementary Costs Band A (?0 - ?50) Frequently Asked Questions What resources are there for me to use? The OCR AS Chemistry student book is a library book which is loaned to you until the day of the exam. OCR AS Chemistry student book is a book specifically written for the OCR syllabus and can be borrowed from the library or purchased locally. The College intranet contains all the information you need for the course. It is a hard subject? Yes - but very satisfying when it starts to fit together. It is highly recommended that you work from the beginning of the first lesson, asking questions if you do not understand. You should also speak to others who have already completed an AS Chemistry course. Do I need to study AS Mathematics as well? No - but it is recommended that you have achieved Grade B in HIGHER Maths. Can I study Chemistry without GCSE Core and Additional Science? Individual circumstances will be taken into consideration and you will be expected to discuss your situation with the Chemistry course leader. How many exams are there? There are two exams, in January and June. Exam Board = OCR This information is believed to be correct. Cirencester College continually updates and reviews its provision to ensure that it meets the needs of the community. Therefore the right to amend, change or delete learning programmes, accreditation routes or terms and conditions relating to entitlement to study is reserved at all times. We aim to provide open access to a comprehensive range of high quality education and training for the whole community over the age of 16 regardless of race, class, belief, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability, previous educational attain

Chemistry AS Level Using the knowledge you have gained in GCSE Science, we will develop your understanding of the fundamental concepts of Chemistry and apply them to unfamiliar situations. The emphasis is on independent learning and problem solving. What does the course involve? AS level Chemistry is divided into 3 modules; Atoms, Bonds and Groups Unit; Chains, Energy and Resources Unit and...

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