- 2016 Specimen Data Booklet (825Kb)
- 2016 Specimen Paper 2 (263Kb)
- 2016 Specimen Paper 3 (276Kb)
- 2016 Specimen Paper 4 (330Kb)
- 2016 Specimen Paper 5 (202Kb)
Paper 1 – Multiple Choice
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.
Paper 2 – AS Level Structured Questions
Question 1d reactivity, polarity
Question 1e displayed formula, carbonyls, nucleophilic substitution, mechanisms, nucleophilic substitution, mechanisms, curly arrows
Question 5b optical isomerism, addition, polymerisation, repeat unit, monomer
Question 5d calculation, titration, concentration, reacting ratios, acid-base
Paper 3 – Advanced Practical Skills
- ability to set up and use apparatus to produce appropriate data
- ability to plot data and analyse a graph
- understanding of errors inherent in the method used
- ability to suggest practical improvements.
- precision in manipulation of standard apparatus
- understanding of need for consistent titres
- precision in recording data
- understanding of mole equations.
- familiarity with qualitative methods or use of Qualitative Analysis Notes
- precision in terminology of recorded observations
- ability to select observations to draw conclusions.
Paper 4 – A Level Structured Questions
Question 08 azo dye diazonium salt coupling phenol, Arenes electrophilic substitution oxidation reduction elimination nitration
Question 09a Analysis Retention time Gas Chromatography separation
Question 10b Protein structure secondary tertiary bonding intramolecular
Question 10c Electrophoresis separation amino acids pH acid-base zwitterion
Paper 5 – Planning, Analysis and Evaluation
Q1a – Independent and dependent variables and their control; Q1b – Diagram of suitable apparatus; Q1c – Taking appropriate measurements; Q1d – Accurately diluting the acid used; Q1e – Comment on an aspect of practical procedure; Q1f – Choosing method to interpret results graphically.
Q2a – Processing data obtained from the experiment; Q2b – Plotting relevant graph; Q2c – Identifying and explaining an anomaly; Q2d – Analysing the reliability of a range of data; Q2e – Measuring gradient of graph and interpreting; Q2f – Evaluating the procedure adopted; Q2g – Suggesting an alternative practical procedure.