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A Level Chemistry

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Guaranteed exam place: venues in Bristol, Harrogate, Birmingham & London.

Exam Format
A Level Chemistry consists of 6 units in total:
AS Level = 3 units
A2 Level = 3 units

AS Level
Unit 1: CHEM1 – Foundation Chemistry
Examination paper: 1 hour 15 minutes

Unit 2: CHEM2 – Chemistry in Action
Examination paper: 1 hour 45 minutes

Unit 3: CHEM3 – Internal Assessment – Investigate and practical skills

·         An examination centre led and marked practical skills assessment

A2 Level
Unit 4: CHEM4 – Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry
Examination paper: 1 hour 45 minutes

Unit 5: CHEM5 – Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry
Examination paper: 1 hour 45 minutes


Unit 6: CHEM6 – Internal Assessment – Investigate and practical skills

·         An examination centre led and marked practical skills assessment

Course Summary
Chemistry is concerned with the science of matter, particularly its structure, properties and reactions. Chemistry is of central importance to the sciences as a whole as the chemical reactions that it governs are fundamental to all of science.

This course contains all the information you will need to pass the A-Level Chemistry exams.  You will have a personal tutor for the entirety of this course, who will be more than happy to aid you in completing this course, and will be available to mark all the end of unit assessments.

Read on to find out more about our A Level Chemistry distance learning course and how you can learn with our amazing materials and online support.


Course Content
An outline of what is offered in our A Level Chemistry course:

AS Level
Unit 1 – CHEM1 – Foundation Chemistry

Topics
1.1 – Atomic Structure

1.2 – Amount of Substance

1.3 – Bonding

1.4 – Periodicity

1.5 – Introduction to Organic Chemistry

1.6 – Alkanes

Unit 2 – CHEM2 – Chemistry in Action
Topics
2.1 – Energetics

2.2 – Kinetics

2.3 – Equilibria

2.4 – Redox Reactions

2.5 – Group 7, the Halogens

2.6 – Group 2, the Alkaline Earth Metals

2.7 – Extraction of Metals

2.8 – Haloalkanes

2.9 – Alkenes

2.10 – alcohols

2.11 – Analytical Techniques


Unit 3 – Investigative and practical skills
Topics
In 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

Unit 4 – CHEM4 – Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry
Topics

4.1 – Kinetics

4.2 – Equilibria

4.3 – Acids and Bases

4.4 – Nomenclature and Isomerism in Organic Chemistry

4.5 – Compounds Containing the Carbonyl Group

4.6 – Aromatic Chemistry

4.7 – Amines

4.8 – Amino Acids

4.9 – Polymers

4.10 – Organic Synthesis and Analysis

4.11 – Structure Determination


Unit 5 – CHEM5 – Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry
Topics

5.1 – Thermodynamics

5.2 – Periodicity

5.3 – Redox Equilibria

5.4 – Transition Metals

5.5 – reactions of Inorganic Compounds in Aqueous Solutions

Unit 6 - Investigative and practical skills in A2 Biology
Topics
In 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

Summary of Assessments
Unit 1: CHEM1 – Foundation Chemistry

·         33.3% of the total AS marks

·         16.75% of the total A Level marks

·         1 hour 15 minutes examination paper

·         70 raw marks

·         4 – 6 short answer questions plus 1 – 2 longer structured question(s)


Unit 2: CHEM2 – Chemistry in Action

·         46.75% of the total AS marks

·         23.3% of the total A Level marks

·         1 hour 45 minutes examination paper

·         100 raw marks

·         6 – 8 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions

 Unit 3: CHEM3 – Internal Assessment – Investigate and practical skills in AS Chemistry

·         20% of total AS marks

·         10% of total A Level marks


Either:

•        CHM3T – Centre Marked Route T (50 raw marks/60 UMS)

Practical Skills Assessment (PSA – 12 raw marks)

Investigative Skills Assignment (ISA – 38 raw marks)

or


•        CHM3X, Externally Marked Route X (50 raw marks/60 UMS)

Practical Skills Verification (PSV – teacher verification)

Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA – 50 raw marks)

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 Chemistry

·         20% of the total A Level marks

·         1 hour 45 minutes examination paper

·         100 raw marks

·         6 – 8 short answer questions plus 2 – 3 longer questions


Unit 5: CHEM5 – Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry

·         20% of the total A Level marks

·         1 hours 45 minutes examination paper

·         100 raw marks

·         6 – 8 short answer questions plus 2 –  longer questions


Unit 6: Internal Assessment – Investigate and practical skills in A2 Chemistry

·         10% of the total A Level marks

Either:

•        CHM6T, Centre Marked Route T (50 raw marks/60 UMS)

Practical Skills Assessment (PSA – 12 raw marks)

Investigative Skills Assignment (ISA – 38 raw marks)

Or:


•        CHM6X, Externally Marked Route X (50 raw marks/60 UMS) Practical Skills Verification (PSV – teacher verification)

Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA – 50 raw marks)

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.

Assignment Information
Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked questions, to enable students to monitor their progress.

Recommended hours of study
It is recommended that 200 hours of your time should be allocated towards study for the A Level Examinations.

Recommended reading
AQA Chemistry AS: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, publisher; Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748782802

AQA Chemistry A2: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, publisher; Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748782796

Support
You will have access to tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

Examination Centres For Chemistry and Biology
We will provide you with a list of AQA examinations centres or you can follow this link :-

http://www.aqa.org.uk/admin/p_private.php

to find and examination centres but it is entirely your responsibility to find a centre which will accept you as an external candidate and you may find it difficult to find a centre for the practical experiments which is why we have an arrangement with a centre in Birmingham who will allow you to take you practical and theoretical exams.

Please be aware you will need to contact the centre yourself and make the arrangements to pay them directly for the examinations.

We realise this may still involve a good deal of travelling for some students but the long-term benefits of being able to gain A Levels far outweigh the short-term  expense and inconvenience.

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Mathematical Requirements
Candidates should be familiar with:

·         Arithmetic and computation

·         Handling Data

·         Algebra

·         Graphs

·         Geometry

Entry Requirement
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.

Qualification
AS +A2 = A level in Biology. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Language of Examination
Units are provided in English only

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A. yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q. Why do I have to find a centre myself?
A. We have students all over the UK and Europe and it is impossible for us to arrange dates and times for individual students.

Q. What if I cannot find an examination centre in my home town?
A. If you wish to gain the qualification then be prepared to travel it is worth it!

Q. How much are exam fees?
A. These vary from centre to centre so please check with your local centre.

Q. Are the courses paper based or on-line?
A. All our courses are paper based and come in attractive sturdy folders.

Q. How do I contact my tutor?
A. Tutors are all working Teachers or Lecturers so contact is by email only.

Q. Why can I not take my exams when I have completed the course and why do I have to wait?
A. Exams are taken at the same times as schools and colleges and are not flexible.

Q. I want to take my exams but there are only a few months to study, is this possible?
A. Depending on the time of year, it is sometimes impossible to complete your studies in a short space of time as your work has to be marked and checked. More importantly the examination boards have cut off times which are not flexible.

Q. Will I receive UCAS points on completion of this course?
A. Yes all of our A Levels carry UCAS points. The number of points awarded will depend on the grade you achieve.


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