A level

Chemistry

Names of staff, role & contact details

Dr J Bradburn
Subject Leader
jbn@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Miss G Latham
Assistant Subject Leader
glm@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Ms J Hutchinson
Assistant Subject Leader
jhu@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M McGrath
Assistant Headteacher
mmg@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs J Tilley
Teacher of Science
jty@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs H Barnsley
Teacher of Science
hba@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr T Hallsworth
Teacher of Science,
tha@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs K Newton
Teacher of Science
knn@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M Thomas
Teacher of Science
mth@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
ChemistryAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-7404-7405Linear exams at the end of year 13. Three 2 hour written exams. Paper 1: Relevant Physical chemistry topics (3.1.1 to 3.1.4, 3.1.6 to 3.1.8 and 3.1.10 to 3.1.12), Inorganic chemistry (3.2), Relevant practical skills.
Paper 2: Relevant Physical chemistry topics (3.1.2 to 3.1.6 and 3.1.9), Organic chemistry
(3.3), Relevant practical skills.
Paper 3: Any content.
40 marks of questions on practical techniques and data analysis.
20 marks of questions testing across the specification.
30 marks multiple choice questions.

Year 12

Term 1
Atomic Structure
Amount of Substance
Bonding
Energetics

Term 2
Kinetics
Equilibria and Redox Reactions
Periodicity
Group 2 and 7 elements

Term 3
Organic Chemistry
Alkanes and Halogenalkanes
Alkenes and Alcohols
Organic Analysis

Year 13

Term 1
Thermodynamics
Rate Equations and Kp
Electrode Potentials and cells
Period 3 Elements

Term 2
Transition Metals
Isomerism and Carbonyl Compounds
Aromatic compounds and Amines
Polymers

Term 3
Amino acids, proteins and DNA
Further synthesis and analysis

How to support your child in Chemistry:

All students are advised to buy the CGP course textbook (£10) and regular reading is set from these books to prepare prior to lessons and to consolidate learning after lessons.

Other A-level textbooks are kept in the 6th form ILC for use during independent study periods.