Assessment for AS level in Chemistry B (Salters) HO33

Assessment content is based on the following teaching storylines

  • Elements of life
  • Developing fuels
  • Elements from the sea
  • The ozone story
  • What’s in a medicine?

Both components will contain synoptic assessment.

In examinations learners will be expected to apply their learning to unfamiliar contexts.

Foundations of chemistry

H033/01

Chemistry in depth

H033/02

70 marks

70 marks

Section A Multiple choice

20 marks

Section B

Structured and free response. 

Short and extended response questions.

50 marks

Structured and free response

1 question based on pre-release,

advanced notice materials

1hr 30 minutes 1hr 30 minutes

Externally assessed and written 

examination

Externally assessed written 

examinations

 

Assessment for OCR chemistry B (Salters) A level

Assessment for OCR chemistry B (Salters) A level is via three written papers.  All written papers contain some synoptic assessment, some extended response and some stretch and challenge questions.

Practical endorsement in chemistry  (H433/04) is a stand alone pass/fail component.  Assessment content is based on content found in the following Storylines

  • Elements of life
  • Developing fuels
  • Elements from the sea
  • The ozone story
  • What's in a medicine?
  • The chemical industry
  • Polymers and life
  • Oceans
  • Developing metals
  • Colour by design

In examinations learners will be expected to apply their learning to unfamiliar contexts.

Fundamentals of chemistry

H433/01

Scientific literacy

in chemistry

H433/02

Practical skills

in chemistry

H433/03

Practical endorsement

in chemistry

H433/04

110 marks 100 marks 60 marks

Minimum of 12 practial activities

to provide evidence for competency

 

Teacher assessment against common

practial assessment criteria

(CPAC)

 

Stand alone

pass/fail




Section A Multiple choice

30 marks

 

Section B

Structured and free response.  Short and extended response questions

80 marks

Structured and free response

1 question based on pre-release, advanced notice materials

Structured and free response,

with a particular emphasis on

practical work. Short and extended answers.

Includes insert material 
2hrs 15 minutes 2hrs 15 minutes 1hr 30 minutes

Externally marked written

examination

Externally marked written examination Externally marked written examination