Students in Year 13 follow the Edexcel Nuffield Advanced level Chemistry A2 Course 9086. It comprises three units, which build on the AS course 8086 studied in Year 12.

The timing shown for each topic is intended only as a guide.


Unit 4. Energy and Reactions

Topics 11-15 (12 weeks)

Topic 11
Topic 12
Topic 13
Topic 14
Topic 15

How fast? Rates of reaction
Arenes: benzene and phenol
Entropy
How far? Reversible reactions
Oxidation products of alcohols

3 weeks
2 weeks
1 week
4 weeks
2 weeks

 


Unit 5. Investigation and Applications

Comprises two parts:

5A

An Investigation based on topics 11-21 from Units 4-6.
(1 week)

5B

Biochemistry special study topic (4 weeks - private study)


Unit 6. Applying Chemistry

Topics 16-21 (9 weeks)

Topic 16
Topic 17
Topic 18
Topic 19
Topic 20
Topic 21

The Born-Haber cycle, structure and bonding
Redox equilibria
Natural and synthetic polymers
The transition elements
Organic synthesis
Instrumental methods

1 week
2 weeks
2 weeks
2 weeks
2 weeks
0 weeks

 

Units 4, 5B and 6 will be examined in June.