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There is no longer a January exam series for AS and A2 units. Follow this link to find out more about the changes.
We have updated all of the current A Level specifications to reflect the removal of the January series; these are now available for you to download.
This is the only change to the current A Level specifications.
In contrast to the traditional 'topic-based' approach, Chemistry B (Salters) is 'context-led'. Chemical concepts are introduced within a relevant context, the course being written as a series of units based on contemporary issues in chemistry. Students study the chemistry in a spiral way so that chemical ideas, introduced in an early topic, are reinforced later.
This document covers Reforming A Levels: the changing landscape, Removal of January series from September 2013 and a summary of what’s planned for A Levels from 2015.