Chemistry Practical Endorsement

A level Chemistry Year 2

£345.00

Qualification: A level Chemistry
Awarding Body: OCR
Start Date: Anytime
Exam Date: June
Duration:  180 hours
Support: FULL
Coursework: None

Course Specification: OCR A level Chemistry

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What’s Included
  • 24/7 access to the Learn Online training platform
  • All learning documentation (including text books)
  • Dedicated course tutor
  • Tutor-marked assignments + feedback
  • Priority tutor support for the duration of your course
  • Tutor-marked past papers
Course Structure
  • Development of practical skills in Chemistry
  • Foundations in Chemistry
  • Periodic table and energy
  • Core organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry and transition elements
  • Organic Chemistry an analysis
Assessments

Your A2 Chemistry course contains a number of assignments which your dedicated course tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on throughout your study.

Examinations

Paper 1: Periodic table, elements and physical Chemistry

  • Development of practical skills in Chemistry
  • Foundations in Chemistry
  • Periodic table and energy
  • Physical Chemistry and transition elements

100 marks
2 hours 15 minutes – written paper
37% of total A level

Paper 2: Synthesis and analytical techniques

  • Development of practical skills in Chemistry
  • Foundations in Chemistry
  • Core organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry an analysis

100 marks
2 hours 15 minutes – written paper
37% of total A level

Paper 3: Unified Chemistry

  • Development of practical skills in Chemistry
  • Foundations in Chemistry
  • Periodic table and energy
  • Core organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry and transition elements
  • Organic Chemistry an analysis

70 marks
1 hour 30 minutes – written paper
26% of total A level

Practical Endorsement: Workshop Assessment

Candidates will need to arrange to complete the Workshop Assessment at a local exam centre – If you would like to arrange to complete this in Pembrokeshire College, please click here for more details.

The Practical Endorsement requires a minimum of 12 practical activities to be completed.

  1. Moles determination
  2. Acid-Base titration
  3. Enthalpy determination
  4. Qualitative analysis of ions
  5. Synthesis of an organic liquid
  6. Synthesis of an organic solid
  7. Qualitative analysis of organic functional groups
  8. Electrochemical cells
  9. Rates of reaction – continuous monitoring method
  10. Rates of reaction – initial rates method
  11. pH measurement
  12. Research skills
Arranging Your Exams

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations themselves
(we can arrange for you to sit your exams at Pembrokeshire College if you wish).

Students must check with the relevant examination board for final examination dates.

You will need to register for your exams at least 3 months prior to exam dates.

Text Books

You will receive the following text books as part of your LearnOnline course:

OCR A level Chemistry Year 2 Student Book
Pearson
ISBN 978-1447990819

Tutor Support

The most important part of your online A2 Chemistry course (apart from you) is your dedicated tutor. All of our tutors have extensive academic experience and have all taught A2 Chemistry in the classroom as well as online. You will be assigned a tutor as soon as you enrol on your course who will support you for 18 months during your studies. You can contact your tutor via email, skype or telephone with any questions.

Previous Knowledge

While there are no formal requirements to study A2 Chemistry, however we recommend a minimum of C grade at GCSE and a strong grasp of English and Maths.

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