How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK.
How long is the course? 1 or 2 years.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? AQA A-Level Chemistry
What can I do with the qualification? Study degree qualifications or higher level Diplomas.
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 3 Diplomas, USA Advanced Placement Program, Matriculation Certificate.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I start? At any time.
Your online AQA A-Level Chemistry course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.
The course materials have been specially written to enable students to self study the course. You can work through the syllabus at a pace and rate that suits you. Within the course, there is a combination of interactive elements, reading and self assessment questions for students to enjoy and work through as they progress their studies.
You can opt to study this A Level course over 1 year or 2. Fast tracking your learning is the best way to get your results quickly ready for University. If one year isn’t enough for your studies, you can extend your learning time for free.
Examinations for AQA A-Level Chemistry are held every year in the June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.
AQA A-Level Chemistry Syllabus
This course will cover the following areas of study:
Topic 1: Physical Chemistry
1: Atomic structure
2: Amount of substance
6: Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc ATP
7: Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
9: Rate equations
10: Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
11: Electrode potentials and electromechanical cells
12: Acids and bases
Topic 2: Inorganic Chemistry
2: Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
3: The Halogens
4: Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
5: Transition metals
6: Reactions of the ions in aqueous solution
Topic 3: Organic Chemistry
1: Introduction to organic chemistry
6: Organic analysis
7: Optical isomerism
8: Aldehydes & ketones
9: Carboxylic acids and derivatives
10: Aromatic chemistry
13: Amino acids, proteins and DNA
14: Organic synthesis
15: Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
This course carries a Practical Assessment element:
Your A-Level grade will be based on written examinations. However, to pass you must undergo an assessment of practical skills. These are:
- Make up a volumetric solution and carry out a simple acid–base titration
- Measurement of an enthalpy change
- Investigation of how the rate of a reaction changes with temperature
- Carry out simple test-tube reactions to identify:
*cations – Group 2, NH4+
*anions – Group 7 (halide ions), OH–, CO3 2–, SO4 2–
- Distillation of a product from a reaction
- Tests for alcohol, aldehyde, alkene and carboxylic acid
A Level Chemistry works well with:
If you need more UCAS points to enable you to go to University, these A Levels work well with Chemistry:
- AQA A-Level examinations can only be carried out in the UK.
- Examination period is in the June examination period.
- AQA A-Level Chemistry course code: 7405