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You need to think about which "Individual Investigation" you want to do.
AND ... there is no such thing as "draft" versions. OCR does not allow drafts & re-submissions for A2 Chemistry(B). I will, however, give you detailed guidance on how to write-up each section before hand as well as "question/answer" sessions in "Student support" time in the week before a deadline
Remember: It's worth as much as all of Unit 4 ie What's in a medicine PLUS Designer Polymers PLUS Engineering Proteins PLUS Steel Story - that's about FOUR MONTHS OF LESSONS
UpDated Oct 20th
Work for Friday and for half-term is:
UpDated Oct 18th
Revise for the end of topic test on Thursday 18th October 2007. If you get less than 70% you will have to resit it. Anyone getting less than 50% will be put on "Special measures" - this will mean extra work and sessions from 3:00 to 4:00 on Wednesdays
UpDated Oct 17th
Read Chemical Ideas 10.3 and do all the exercises from the end of chapter questions by Thursday 18th October 2007
UpDated Oct 16th
Read EP6 in Storylines. Read the activities EP6.3 & EP6.4. They take a lot of reading so allow an hour each [it may help you if you make notes as you do so]. Don't read it once quickly and say "I don't get it".
UpDated Oct 12th
Make sure you have some knowledgeable opinions for the "Genetic engineering" debate on Thursday. We are coming to the end of this topic. Look at the AS work you did on intermolecular bonding. It's enzymes and rates next week and the END OF TOPIC TEST on Thursday, October 18th - a twenty-five minute "mock exam" (25 marks) and will count 40% towards your Xmas grading (and, therefore, the quality of your Xmas presents)
UpDated Oct 10th
Write a clear explanation of how to carry out paper chromatography to show a mixture consisted of two amino acids - 8 lines for 5 marks
UpDated Oct 3rd
Revise for test [questions from the sheet I gave you today] ... sadly I am not able to put the answers to all the questions
as it would eat up all my remaining bandwidth. You can,
however, get them from the chemistry area of the "S drive" at
UpDated Sept 26th
Have all the
Mass spec questions done in
UpDated Sept 25th
Have all the RAM calculations done. Tomorrow's lesson starts at 13:30 so be on time ... We're going to look Mass spec [I'm going to complete TLC when we meet it in the EP topic]. The notice board outside Room 416 is worth looking at too ...
You can now get all the activity sheets from the Chemy page - the link is "WM activities" and don't forget to "right-click and "save target as..."
UpDated Sept 20th
Try to make sense of the mass spec questions - do the RAM calculations but also see if you can do some of the others too. Tomorrow's lesson starts at 13:30 so be on time ... apparently I can keep you after 15:00 on Wednesdays ...
UpDated Sept 18th
Have a look at this slide show of past paper questions. If you print it out please shrink it a bit - don't waste paper! Have at least one question ready to answer on Tuesday.
UpDated Sept 17th
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