What is this class about?
The AICE level is a two year program made up with AS and A Level courses.
During the 11th grade students take the AICE AS class.
A complete description of the courses can be downloaded from the Cambridge International Examinations site:
AS and A2 Syllabus For examination in June and November 2019-2021
The following information is taken directly from the CIE website (www.cie.org.uk)
This syllabus is designed:
- to stimulate students, create and sustain their interest in Chemistry, and understand its relevance to society
- to give a thorough introduction to the study of Chemistry and scientific methods
- to develop skills and abilities that are relevant to the safe practice of science and to everyday life:concern
for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, the skills of inquiry, initiative and insight
- to enable candidates to become confident citizens in a technological world and to take an informed interest
in matters of scientific importance
- to stimulate interest in, and care for, the environment.
At the end of the course, candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge with understanding in relation to:
- scientific phenomena, facts, laws, definitions, concepts, theories
- scientific vocabulary, terminology, conventions (including symbols, quantities and units)
- scientific instruments and apparatus, including techniques of operation and aspects of safety
- scientific quantities and their determination
- scientific and technological applications with their social, economic and environmental implications
- present reasoned explanations for phenomena, patterns and relationships.
The subject content defines the factual knowledge that candidates may be required to recall and explain.
Questions testing these objectives will often begin with one of the following words: define, state, describe, explain or outline (see Glossary of terms).
What do I do if I have problems with a topic or homework?
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AS Level Content
- Atoms, molecules and stoichiometry
- Atomic structure
- Chemical bonding
- States of matter
- Chemical energetics
- Haber Process
- Contact Process
- Reaction kinetics
- The Periodic Table: chemical periodicity
- Group 2
- Group 17
Organic chemistry and analysis
- An introduction to organic chemistry - Crude Oil
- Halogen derivatives
- Hydroxy compounds
- Carbonyl compounds
- Carboxylic acids and derivatives
- Analytical techniques
• Candidates for Advanced Subsidiary (AS) certification will take Papers 1, 2 and either 31 or 32 at a single examination session.
• Candidates who, having received AS certification, wish to continue their studies to the full Advanced Level qualification may carry their AS marks forward and take just Papers 4 and 5 in the examination session in which they require certification.
• Candidates taking the complete Advanced Level qualification at the end of the course take all five papers in a single examination session.
Candidates may not enter for single papers either on the first occasion or for re-sit purposes.
Candidates may only enter for the papers in the combinations indicated above.
Type of Paper
|AS - Multiple Choice||1 hour|
|AS - Structured Questions||1 hour 15 min|
|AS - Advanced Practical Skills||2 hours|
This paper consists of 40 multiple choice questions, 30 of the direct choice type and 10 of the multiple completion type, all with four options. All questions will be based on the AS Level syllabus content. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on an answer sheet. [40 marks]
This paper consists of a variable number of questions of variable mark value. All questions will be based on the AS Level syllabus content. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [60 marks]
This paper requires candidates to carry out practical work in timed conditions. Candidates will be expected to collect, record and analyse data so that they can answer questions related to the activity. The paper will consist of two or three experiments drawn from different areas of chemistry. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [40 marks]
HOMEWORK DUE DATE 8/23
- Take notes of the PowerPoint Presentation with Math Concepts you need
- SCIENTIFIC NOTATION
- SIGNIFICANT DIGITS
- MEASUREMENTS and Errors
HW DUE DATE: 8/21
READ CAREFULLY THE COMPLETE AS-A LEVEL SYLLABUS FOR YOUR CLASS. DO NOT PRINT THE WHOLE DOCUMENT.
1) PRINT AND COMPLETE THE SYLLABUS LAST PAGE.
2) PRINT AND COMPLETE THE SAFETY CONTRACT
3) PRINT AND COMPLETE THE MEDIA RELEASE FORM.
4) FILL OUT THE GOOGLE DOCS DOCUMENT THAT APPEARS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SYLLABUS LAST PAGE.
5) FILL OUT THE
Each of these documents will be awarded with a participation grade.