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A Level Chemistry Distance Learning Online Course

£310.00

This A Level Chemistry Course will cover the full AQA specification, developing essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.  It will also improve and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.  This course overall will nurture a passion for Chemistry and lay the groundwork for further study in courses like chemistry, medicine and pharmacy at University or to continue studying via distance learning.

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Course Description

This A Level Chemistry Distance Learning Online Course will give you essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other. You will gain a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.  You will also become competent and confident in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills and develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject.

The course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

Please note: A’ Levels are changing over the next few years, click here for more information.

This A’ Level Chemistry course forms part of the new linear qualifications. This means that students will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.

AS levels will become decoupled from A’ Levels; this means that they will both become entirely separate qualifications. You will no longer be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A’ Level qualification and you will sit either AS or A’ Level exams.

A Level Course

Paper 1, written exam: 2 hours, 105 marks, 35% of A-level

Paper 2, written exam: 2 hours, 105 marks, 35% of A-level

Paper 3, written exam: 2 hours, 90 marks, 30% of A-level

If you would prefer to study the AS Level Chemistry specification, please click here.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Modules

This course covers the full AQA A Level Chemistry specification meaning you will not require any further study resources.

Subject Content

3.1 Physical chemistry

  • 3.1.1 Atomic structure
  • 3.1.2 Amount of substance
  • 3.1.3 Bonding
  • 3.1.4 Energetics
  • 3.1.5 Kinetics
  • 3.1.6 Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc
  • 3.1.7 Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
  • 3.1.8 Thermodynamics (A-level only)
  • 3.1.9 Rate equations (A-level only)
  • 3.1.10 Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems (A-level only)
  • 3.1.11 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells (A-level only)
  • 3.1.12 Acids and bases (A-level only)

3.2 Inorganic chemistry

  • 3.2.1 Periodicity
  • 3.2.2 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
  • 3.2.3 Group 7(17), the halogens
  • 3.2.4 Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides (A-level only)
  • 3.2.5 Transition metals (A-level only)
  • 3.2.6 Reactions of ions in aqueous solution (A-level only)

3.3 Organic chemistry

  • 3.3.1 Introduction to organic chemistry
  • 3.3.2 Alkanes
  • 3.3.3 Halogenoalkanes
  • 3.3.4 Alkenes
  • 3.3.5 Alcohols
  • 3.3.6 Organic analysis
  • 3.3.7 Optical isomerism (A-level only)
  • 3.3.8 Aldehydes and ketones (A-level only)
  • 3.3.9 Carboxylic acids and derivatives (A-level only)
  • 3.3.10 Aromatic chemistry (A-level only)
  • 3.3.11 Amines (A-level only)
  • 3.3.12 Polymers (A-level only)
  • 3.3.13 Amino acids, proteins and DNA (A-level only)
  • 3.3.14 Organic synthesis (A-level only)
  • 3.3.15 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (A-level only)
  • 3.3.16 Chromatography (A-level only)

A Level

Paper 1 will cover the following content:

  • Relevant Physical chemistry topics (sections 3.1.1 to 3.1.4, 3.1.6 to 3.1.8 and 3.1.10 to 3.1.12)
  • Inorganic chemistry (Section 3.2)
  • Relevant practical skills

Paper 2 will cover the following content:

  • Relevant Physical chemistry topics (sections 3.1.2 to 3.1.6 and 3.1.9)
  • Organic chemistry (Section 3.3)
  • Relevant practical skills

Paper 3 will cover the following content:

  • Any content
  • Any practical skills

Practical assessments have been divided into those that can be assessed in written exams and those that can only be directly assessed whilst students are carrying out experiments.

A-level grades will be based only on marks from written exams.

A separate endorsement of practical skills will be taken alongside the A-level. This will be assessed by teachers and will be based on direct observation of students’ competency in a range of skills that are not assessable in written exams.

N.B. The practical skills are separate to the overall A’ Level grade. So, if students do not gain the practical endorsement, they can still receive the A’ Level qualification at the end of the two years.

However, a number of Universities have already stated: if a student is going on to do a Science based degree, they would expect students to have a pass in the practical endorsement. You should check with the relevant University what their exact requirements are.

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at info@homestudyzone.org.uk in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay for delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 350 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Will I gain UCAS points?

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams.  A UCAS points table can be found by clicking here.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

A Level in Biology (7405).

For more information on AQA, please click here.

Course Sample

Awarding Organisation

AQA – The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA’s primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.

 

Fees

knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full AQA specification.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Free Notebook and Pen.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Help with UCAS application if attending University.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.

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£310.00