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Chemistry A Level

The Chemistry A-Level focuses on chemistry as one of the main sciences and contains all the information you will need to pass the A-Level Chemistry exams.

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Course Title:Chemistry A Level

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:24 months expert tutor support

Course Description

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:

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 Works An 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.

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

Recommended reading
AQA Chemistry AS: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, Nelson Thornes, ISBN: 9780748782802
AQA Chemistry A2: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, Nelson Thornes, ISBN: 9780748782796 

Course Info

Course Title:Chemistry A Level

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:24 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

Minimum 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

Students will need a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in Chemistry. You are also required to have a grade C or above in the higher tier Mathematics GCSE as up to 10% of the marks awarded in this course will be related to mathematical principles. You should also be familiar with the following:

  • Arithmetic and computation
  • Handling data
  • Algebra
  • Graphs
  • Geometry

You will also have an understanding of the following terms; molecule, ion, compound element, isomer, isotope, oxidation, bond, reduction, hydrolysis, condensation and wavelength.

Assessment

To achieve the full Chemistry A-Level you will be assessed across the three topics and practical assessments. All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 105
  • Assessed: Relevant physical chemistry topics, inorganic chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions

Paper 2

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 105
  • Assessed: Relevant physical chemistry topics, organic chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions

Paper 3

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 30% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 90
  • Assessed: Any content and practical skills
  • Assessment format: Questions on practical techniques and data analysis (40 marks), questions testing the specification (20 marks) multiple choice questions (30 marks)

Practical Assessment: To receive the full Chemistry A-Level you must also undergo a separate endorsement of 12 practical skills.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A-Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

AQA Qualification Code: 7405

TOPIC 1: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

  • Amount of substance
  • Bonding
  • Energetics
  • Kinetics
  • Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc ATP
  • Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rate equations
  • Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
  • Electrode potentials and electromechanical cells
  • Acids and bases

TOPIC 2: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  • Periodicity
  • Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
  • The Halogens
  • Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
  • Transition metals
  • Reactions of the ions in aqueous solution

TOPIC 3: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Alkanes
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Organic analysis
  • Optical isomerism
  • Aldehydes & ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and derivatives
  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Amines
  • Polymers
  • Amino acids, proteins and DNA
  • Organic synthesis
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Chromatography

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by OSC
- 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 24 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.

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Course Description

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:

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 Works An 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.

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

Recommended reading
AQA Chemistry AS: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, Nelson Thornes, ISBN: 9780748782802
AQA Chemistry A2: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, Nelson Thornes, ISBN: 9780748782796 

Previous Knowledge

Minimum 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

Students will need a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in Chemistry. You are also required to have a grade C or above in the higher tier Mathematics GCSE as up to 10% of the marks awarded in this course will be related to mathematical principles. You should also be familiar with the following:

  • Arithmetic and computation
  • Handling data
  • Algebra
  • Graphs
  • Geometry

You will also have an understanding of the following terms; molecule, ion, compound element, isomer, isotope, oxidation, bond, reduction, hydrolysis, condensation and wavelength.

Assessment

To achieve the full Chemistry A-Level you will be assessed across the three topics and practical assessments. All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 105
  • Assessed: Relevant physical chemistry topics, inorganic chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions

Paper 2

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 105
  • Assessed: Relevant physical chemistry topics, organic chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions

Paper 3

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 30% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 90
  • Assessed: Any content and practical skills
  • Assessment format: Questions on practical techniques and data analysis (40 marks), questions testing the specification (20 marks) multiple choice questions (30 marks)

Practical Assessment: To receive the full Chemistry A-Level you must also undergo a separate endorsement of 12 practical skills.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A-Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by OSC
- 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 24 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.

AQA Qualification Code: 7405

TOPIC 1: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

  • Amount of substance
  • Bonding
  • Energetics
  • Kinetics
  • Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc ATP
  • Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rate equations
  • Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
  • Electrode potentials and electromechanical cells
  • Acids and bases

TOPIC 2: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  • Periodicity
  • Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
  • The Halogens
  • Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
  • Transition metals
  • Reactions of the ions in aqueous solution

TOPIC 3: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Alkanes
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Organic analysis
  • Optical isomerism
  • Aldehydes & ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and derivatives
  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Amines
  • Polymers
  • Amino acids, proteins and DNA
  • Organic synthesis
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Chromatography

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

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