Chemistry A Level

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Chemistry A Level


Open Plan A Levels
 
Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?
 
We now 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 January and June of each year.
 
You will have to find a testing centre in your area to check on the cut off dates for coursework.

 
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

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Chemistry A Level


Open Plan A Levels
 
Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?
 
We now 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 January and June of each year.
 
You will have to find a testing centre in your area to check on the cut off dates for coursework.

 
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.


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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.
 

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

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