The summer work exercises we have put together will help you summarise the important concepts from your GCSE and prepare you for higher level study.
During your two years with us, we hope that you will enjoy developing a deeper knowledge and understanding of the materials that make up the world around you and further hone your practical skills, leading to a valuable qualification to take you to the next stage of life, be it further education or employment.
Completion of all the Exercises and marking of the Exercises that appear in the Answer pack is compulsory.
The Chemistry A level at Hills Road is supported by bespoke study packs. These will form the core of your notes and practice for each topic studied. Please note that these will only be available digitally and you will be required to have a suitable device and stylus that will allow you to write and draw digitally on a Word or PDF document. Your summer work is your first study pack, it will help you to get used to the style and structure of these packs ahead of starting your course.
Study Pack 0 consists of a set of notes and exercises aimed at refreshing your memory of some key chemical and mathematical ideas that you have studied at GCSE, onto which we will build at A Level. We recommend that you ensure you have fully covered all of the topics in your GCSE Chemistry/Science and Maths specifications before attempting this work.
To complete the summer work, please download the documents below, and follow the instructions in the first document.
Please refer to these digital resources as part of your Summer Work preparation.
A LEVEL CHEMISTRY FOR OCR A | DAVE GENT AND ROB RITCHIE.
Students will receive free access to an on-line version of the textbook for the duration of the course and will have access to hard copies in lessons. Students may wish to purchase a copy for home use, but this is not essential.