Periodic table, elements and physical – Exam Paper – 37% of marks
Chemistry – Exam Paper – 37% of marks
Unified Chemistry – Exam Paper – 26% of marks
The course is divided into 6 modules
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry
Practical skills assessed in a written examination
Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry
Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations; Amount of substance; Acid–base and redox reactions; Electrons, bonding and structure.
Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
The periodic table and periodicity; Group 2 and the halogens; Qualitative analysis; Enthalpy changes; Reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative).
Module 4 – Core organic chemistry
Basic concepts; Hydrocarbons; Alcohols and haloalkanes; Organic synthesis; Analytical techniques (IR and MS).
Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements
Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative); pH and buffers; Enthalpy, entropy and free energy; Redox and electrode potentials; Transition elements.
Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis
Aromatic compounds; Carbonyl compounds; Carboxylic acids and esters; Nitrogen compounds; Polymers; Organic synthesis; Chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR).