Online AQA A-Level Chemistry Frequently Asked Questions:

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 enrol? At any time.

More Information

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.

Although designed as a course to cover 2 years of study, you do have the option as a distance learning student to complete the course and sit the examinations in a year or less should you prefer.

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
Module 1: Atomic structure
Module 2: Amount of substance
Module 3: Bonding
Module 4: Energetics
Module 5: Kinetics
Module 6: Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc ATP
Module 7: Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
Module 8: Thermodynamics
Module 9: Rate equations
Module 10: Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
Module 11: Electrode potentials and electromechanical cells
Module 12: Acids and bases

Topic 2: Inorganic Chemistry
Module 1: Periodicity
Module 2: Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
Module 3: The Halogens
Module 4: Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
Module 5: Transition metals
Module 6: Reactions of the ions in aqueous solution

Topic 3: Organic Chemistry
Module 1: Introduction to organic chemistry
Module 2: Alkanes
Module 3: Halogenoalkanes
Module 4: Alkenes
Module 5: Alcohols
Module 6: Organic analysis
Module 7: Optical isomerism
Module 8: Aldehydes & ketones
Module 9: Carboxylic acids and derivatives
Module 10: Aromatic chemistry
Module 11: Amines
Module 12: Polymers
Module 13: Amino acids, proteins and DNA
Module 14: Organic synthesis
Module 15: Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Module 16: Chromatography

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

Examination Information

  • 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