A Level Chemistry Course

 

A level chemistry courses. 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 A Level chemistry 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. 

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

Qualification: A Level Chemistry
Accredited: Yes
QCF Recognised: Yes
Awarding Body: AQA
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 700 Hours - Support until June 2016
UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades

View full Specification here

Course fees include course lessons & tutor support until June 2016
(Exam & practical assessment fees not included)


A Level Chemistry Course

A Level Chemistry Course

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Course Fee: Starting at: £389.00


One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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Course Format





Atomic Structure
Amount of Substance
Bonding
Periodicity
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Alkanes

Energetics
Kinetics
Equilibria
Redox Reactions
Group 7, the Halogens
Group 2, the Alkaline Earth Metals
Extraction of Metals
2.8 – Haloalkanes
2.9 – Alkenes
2.10 – Alcohols
2.11 – Analytical Techniques

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

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.

Kinetics
Equilibria
Acids and Bases
Nomenclature and Isomerism in Organic Chemistry
Compounds Containing the Carbonyl Group
Aromatic Chemistry
Amines
Amino Acids
Polymers
Organic Synthesis and Analysis
Structure Determination

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

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.


Students are recommended to posses the ability to read and write english to GCSE standards and be over 16 years of age.

Mathematical Requirements

Candidates should be familiar with:

Arithmetic and computation
Handling Data
Algebra
Graphs
Geometry

 

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.

To sit AQA examination students must register as a private candidate with an approved examination centre prior to enrolment. Please check availibilty and exam fees direct with a centre of your choice. See list below

Please visit AQA here for exam information 

View a list of UK Exam Centres here

If the centres listed are unable to accomodate you or are unsuitable for any reason we have agreements with 4 centres listed below that may be able to help. It really is worth the effort to travel if need be.

Recommended Exam Centres

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

Tel: 0121-771-1298

info@englishandmaths.com

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

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3A Tutors Ltd
1A High Street
Staple Hill
Bristol
BS16 5HA

Tel: 0117 9109931

Email: enquiries@3at.org.uk

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Harrogate Tutorial College
2 The Oval
Harrogate
HG2 9BA

Telephone +44(0)1423 501041

E-Mail study@htcuk.org

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Campbell Harris Tutors Ltd
185 Kensington High Street
London
W8 6SH
Telephone 020 7937 0032

Email principal@campbellharris.co.uk

Web Site http://campbellharris.co.uk/Content.asp?ID=18

Note: The contract for sitting exams and practical assessment is between you and the centre and we will provide you with comprehensive instructions on when and how to deal with the examination centre. We advise students to contact 2 or 3 centres and compare charges as they will vary.

From 2014 exams will be taken in June of each year.  Please be advised that all students are advised to check and confirm availability and examination fees prior to enrolment. UK Open College has no control over availabilty or exam fees charged. 

 


AQA A Level Chemistry
AS & A2 

UCAS points awarded upon grades acheived.  Visit UCAS here for more info


AQA are one of the largest awarding bodies within the UK. Predominantly aimed at 14-19 year old students sitting A levels and GCSE's for the first time or mature students generally looking to retake or achieve UCAS points for a university application. AQA provides students with a fully recognised qualification as provided by any further educaton college. 


Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 700. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic! 

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side. Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual.

Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 24 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.
 

 

 


Course materials are provided in paper format and delivered direct to your door within 7 days of enrolment.

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: 978074878279

AQA Chemistry A2: Student Book, Ted Lister and Janet Renshaw, publisher; Nelson Thornes ISBN: 9780748782796

A Levels are changing. Please note students enrolling onto A Levels this year will need to have completed their examinations by June 2016. There is no flexibilty on this and we are unable to extend beyond this period. Any student wishing to continue after this will be required to re-register and pay the course fees again in full.

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.

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

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

Past Papers

Visit AQA website and download past sample exam papers click here

Recommended Centres

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

Tel: 0121-771-1298

info@englishandmaths.com

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

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3A Tutors Ltd 
1A High Street
Staple Hill
Bristol
BS16 5HA

Tel: 0117 9109931

Email: enquiries@3at.org.uk

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Harrogate Tutorial College
2 The Oval
Harrogate
HG2 9BA

Telephone +44(0)1423 501041

E-Mail study@htcuk.org

From 2014 exams will be taken in June of each year. 2013 provides the final opportunity to take exams in January. There is no flexibilty to take exams at any other time.


​In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here. 

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So lets explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding. 

Firstly we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 7 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email accounts@ukopencollege.co.uk stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid. 

All returns must remain unused and in resaleable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations 2000. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 7 days as above. Unfortunately if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 01827 283735 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call 

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Date Added: 23/06/2014 by Stephen Porter
5 Out Of 5 Stars
I wanted to express my gratitude to the support team at the college for being so honest when i conta...
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Date Added: 09/06/2014 by Kyle Bradshaw
4 Out Of 5 Stars
This is one of 3 A levels i am taking with the college. I received quite a good discount as i purcha...
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Date Added: 26/06/2014 by Lesley Sanders
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Not good! I enrolled onto this A level almost 12 months ago and have now found out i can only sit th...
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