Course DescriptionChemistry A Level Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year.WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.An Advanced Level in Chemistry is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment. This specification is designed to encourage candidates to: gain data analysis skills appreciate how science works and its relevance beyond the laboratory develop an enthusiasm for Chemistry study Chemistry in a contemporary context On this course you will study six units:AS LevelUnit 1: CHEM1 – Foundation ChemistryExamination paper: 1 hour 15 minutesUnit 2: CHEM2 – Chemistry in ActionExamination paper: 1 hour 45 minutesUnit 3: CHEM3 – Internal Assessment – Investigative and practical skillsA practical skills assessment conducted at an examination centreA2 LevelUnit 4: CHEM4 – Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic ChemistryExamination paper: 1 hour 45 minutesUnit 5: CHEM5 – Energetics, Redox and Inorganic ChemistryExamination paper: 1 hour 45 minutesUnit 6: CHEM6 – Internal Assessment – Investigative and practical skillsA practical skills assessment conducted at an examination centreFor further details visithttp://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/science/chemistry-materials.phpCourse ContentAS LevelUnit 1 – CHEM1 – Foundation ChemistryTopics1.1 – Atomic Structure1.2 – Amount of Substance1.3 – Bonding1.4 – Periodicity1.5 – Introduction to Organic Chemistry1.6 – AlkanesUnit 2 – CHEM2 – Chemistry in ActionTopics2.1 – Energetics2.2 – Kinetics2.3 – Equilibria2.4 – Redox Reactions2.5 – Group 7, the Halogens2.6 – Group 2, the Alkaline Earth Metals2.7 – Extraction of Metals2.8 – Haloalkanes2.9 – Alkenes2.10 – Alcohols2.11 – Analytical TechniquesUnit 3 – Investigative and Practical SkillsTopicsIn the course of their experimental work, candidates should learn to: Demonstrate and describe ethical, safe and skilful practical techniques Process and select appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods Make, record and communicate reliable and valid observations Make measurements with appropriate precision and accuracy Analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate the methodology, results and impact of their own and others’ experimental and investigative activities in a variety of ways Note that you will need to contact your examination centre to discuss the practical work and the route you will take. Also note your tutor has no involvement in this stage.Unit 4 – CHEM4 – Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic ChemistryTopics4.1 – Kinetics4.2 – Equilibria4.3 – Acids and Bases4.4 – Nomenclature and Isomerism in Organic Chemistry4.5 – Compounds Containing the Carbonyl Group4.6 – Aromatic Chemistry4.7 – Amines4.8 – Amino Acids4.9 – Polymers4.10 – Organic Synthesis and Analysis4.11 – Structure DeterminationUnit 5 – CHEM5 – Energetics, Redox and Inorganic ChemistryTopics5.1 – Thermodynamics5.2 – Periodicity5.3 – Redox Equilibria5.4 – Transition Metals5.5 – Reactions of Inorganic Compounds in Aqueous SolutionsUnit 6 - Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 BiologyTopicsIn the course of their experimental work, candidates should learn to: Demonstrate and describe ethical, safe and skilful practical techniques Process and select appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods Make, record and communicate reliable and valid observations Make measurements with appropriate precision and accuracy Analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate the methodology, results and impact of their own and others’ experimental and investigative activities in a variety of ways Note that you will need to contact your examination centre to discuss the practical work and the route you will take. Also note your tutor has no involvement in this stage.How Science WorksAn understanding of How Science Works is a requirement. How Science Works is an underpinning set of concepts and is the means whereby students come to understand how scientists investigate scientific phenomena in their attempts to explain the world about us. Moreover, How Science Works recognises the contribution scientists have made to their own disciplines and to the wider world.Recommended readingAQA Chemistry AS: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, Nelson Thornes, ISBN: 9780748782802AQA Chemistry A2: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, Nelson Thornes, ISBN: 9780748782796 AS +A2 = A level in Chemistry. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.AS certification 1420
Previous Knowledge RequiredMinimum of GCSE grade C or above. Candidates will be required to have an understanding of the following terms: molecule, ion, compound element, isomer, isotope, oxidation, bond, reduction, hydrolysis, condensation, and wavelength. Mathematical Requirements Candidates should be familiar with: Arithmetic and computation Handling Data Algebra Graphs Geometry
SupportThe course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor. Our A Levels come with tutor support for 18 months. You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
AssessmentThe course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.Exams are taken at an AQA centre and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you within your course pack.
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