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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 skillful 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.

Examination Centres For Chemistry and Biology

MyDistance Learning College 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.

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


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

As a student of MyDistance Learning College 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.


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

 

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Previous experience requiredYes

 

Level:  A- Level  

Study Hours: 200

Length of course:12 months 

Tutor Support: 12 months (can be extended)  

Tutor marked assignments:Yes  

Final exam: Yes

Instalment plan available:Yes


Recommended Centres


English Maths Science Tuition Centre Ltd.
40 Showell Green lane
Sparkhill
Birmingham,
B11 4JP
England
United Kingdom

Tel: 0121-771-1298


DIRECT PAGES

Written Examinations Page:

http://www.englishandmaths.com/Examination_Centre.php

Practical Assessment Page:

http://www.englishandmaths.com/AQA-ISA_OCR-PracticalSkills_EDEXCEL-PracticalSkills.php

English Maths Science Tuition and Educational Centre
40 Showell Green Lane
Sparkhill
Birmingham
B11 4JP
England
United Kingdom

Phone:  0121  771  1298
Fax: 0872 110 7502
www.englishandmaths.com
info@englishandmaths.com

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1A High Street
Staple Hill
Bristol
BS16 5HA

Tel: 0117 9109931

Email: to=enquiries@3at.org.uk" target="_blank">enquiries@3at.org.uk

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2 The Oval
Harrogate
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Telephone +44(0)1423 501041

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Mathematical Requirements

Candidates should be familiar with:

·         Arithmetic and computation

·         Handling Data

·         Algebra

·         Graphs

·         Geometry


When you have successfully completed this course you will receive an A-Level in Chemistry. Once you have this certification you will be able to further enhance your employability in the sector, industry or area of interest by continuing your studies to the next level if you wish.

Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?

Yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Why do I have to find a centre myself?

We have students all over the UK and Europe and it is impossible for us to arrange dates and times for individual students.

What if I cannot find an examination centre in my home town?

If you wish to gain the qualification then be prepared to travel it is worth it!

How much are exam fees?

These vary from centre to centre so please check with your local centre.

Are the courses paper based or on-line?

All our courses are paper based and come in attractive sturdy folders.

How do I contact my tutor?

Tutors are all working Teachers or Lecturers so contact is by email only.

Why can I not take my exams when I have completed the course and why do I have to wait?

Exams are taken at the same times as schools and colleges and are not flexible.

I want to take my exams but there are only a few months to study, is this possible?

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.

Will I receive UCAS points on completion of this course?

Yes all of our A Levels carry UCAS points. The number of points awarded will depend on the grade you achieve.

What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is an area of science which looks into chemical reactions.

Why did you decide to study Chemistry as an A-Level?

I knew from leaving school I wanted to study science at university level as I had always had an interest around this area. I studied Chemistry at A-Level alongside Biology to ensure I would be able to study at university level.

How long did it take to complete the A-Level?

It took me 18 months to complete the AS and A2 to have the complete A-Level.

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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 skillful 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.

Examination Centres For Chemistry and Biology

MyDistance Learning College 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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