DEPARTMENT

CHEMISTRY

A level Board/code

EDEXCEL      8CH0/9CH0

What do we cover in the course?

Key syllabus elements

  • knowledge and understanding of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry and how they relate to each other
  • competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills and an understanding of scientific methods

How is it assessed?

Key assessment elements

paper Description Duration AS-Level A-Level
8CH0/1 Core inorganic and physical chemistry 1 hr 30min 50% n/a
8CH0/2 Core organic and physical chemistry 1 hr 30min 50% n/a
9CH0/1 Advanced inorganic and physical chemistry 1hr 45min 30%
9CH0/2 Advanced organic and physical chemistry 1hr 45min 30%
9CH0/3 General and practical principles 2hr 30min 40%
9CH0/4 Practical endorsement Continuous assessment

n/a

 

Key skills required

None

What entry requirements are there to study this course?

GCSE Chemistry/GCSE Science or equivalent and GCSE Mathematics or equivalent

What is the course useful for?

Essential for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy
Useful for Engineering, Physical and Biological Sciences, optometry, physiotherapy, forensic science, environmental science

Any other information

The theory is supported by a large amount of practical work which will form the basis of the practical science endorsement. This is a new course from September 2015