This course covers the brand new spec introduced in September 2015. 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 (7405)
- Accredited: Yes
- QCF Recognised: Yes
- Awarding Body: AQA
- Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
- Duration: Flexible - Approx 700 Hours - 2 Years Support
- UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades
Topic 1: Physical Chemistry
- Atomic structure
- Amount of substance
- Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc ATP
- Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
- Rate equations
- Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
- Electrode potentials and electromechanical cells
- Acids and Bases
Topic 2: Inorganic Chemistry
- Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
- The Halogens
- Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
- Transition metals
- Reactions of the ions in aqueous solution
Topic 3: Organic Chemistry
- Introduction to organic chemistry
- Organic analysis
- Optical isomerism
- Aldehydes & Ketones
- Carboxylic acids and derivatives
- Aromatic chemistry
- Amino acids, proteins and DNA
- Organic synthesis
- Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Students are recommended to possess the ability to read and write English to GCSE standards and be over 16 years of age.
Candidates should be familiar with:
- Arithmetic and computation
- Handling Data
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.
Coursework completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the tuition period, however, examination dates are not flexible and are set by the awarding body. If you require additional time to complete an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.
Students are able to select how they wish to study.
- Paper-based: Receive your course pack in the post in hard copy and correspond directly with your tutor via email.
- Online: Access our premium online cloud-based learning system where you are able to access all of your course lessons, assignments and tutor correspondence in one place. Download the APP and access your course information on any device from anywhere in the world with an internet signal. Whichever way you choose to study is up to you!
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