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Chemistry is a practical subject and the development of practical skills is fundamental to understanding the nature of chemistry. You will be given many opportunities to develop the expertise needed to collect and analyse empirical data.

Important skills are developed, including writing chemical formulae, constructing equations, and calculating chemical quantities using the concept of amount of substance. The role of acids, bases, and salts in chemistry is investigated, and the central role of electrons in ionic and covalent bonding is studied. You will explore periodic trends to extend their understanding of structure and bonding.

Group properties are studied using Group 2 and the halogens allowing students to further develop their understanding of redox reactions. The importance of organic chemistry in everyday life is explored, placing chemistry in context.

Assessment at the end of Year 13 takes the form of three written papers, one of which is a synoptic paper covering content from both years. (OCR A)

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Chemistry Course Overview 30th Jul 2020 Download