Adams College Transition Work


This transition work is intended to prepare you for A level study. We would like you to work through the tasks listed.

You must bring your completed work with you on Wednesday 5th September, ready to demonstrate your understanding of the transition tasks in lessons. Teachers will test your knowledge and understanding of this work in class tests, the week beginning 17th September.

Past Paper Questions from OCR GCSE GATEWAY

Please complete all the questions in this booklet and bring them with you in September. These questions are based on GCSE exam questions and are designed to test your knowledge of the Chemistry you have studied thus far.

The following are the units that you will study over the two-year course, many elements of which, build on your knowledge and understanding from GCSE.

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry

Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry

Module 3 – Periodic table and energy

Module 4 – Core organic chemistry

Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements

Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis

The content you study over the two-year course will be examined as outlined below:

Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry 2 hours 15 minutes 37%
Synthesis and analytical techniques 2 hours 15 minutes 37%
Unified chemistry 1 hour 30 minutes 26%


Click here for exam questions to be completed as your transition work


The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill

01939 237000