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A Level Chemistry

Exam code:7405

Delivery method: Online and Paper Based

A Level duration: 360 hours

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: AQA A Level Chemistry

Awarding body: AQA

Chemistry explores the fundamental building blocks of life. This A Level will explore physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.

You will study subjects like atomic structure, kinetics, periodicity, organic analysis and chromatography. Studying chemistry prepares you for further education, particularly if you want to work in medicine or become a scientist.

Within the chemistry A Level you will explore bonding, energetics, kinetics, thermodynamics, the periodic table, amino acids, proteins DNA and organic synthesis.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA) you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A-Level Chemistry.

Tutor support

Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

  • Developing an enthusiasm for chemistry
  • Gaining holistic understanding of chemistry and all the interrelations
  • Understanding of the scientific method, and how science fits in with that and the wider contexts
  • Acquire a range of relevant scientific skills including evaluation methodology, evidence and data and resolving conflicting evidence.
  • Evaluating the role of the scientific community in validating new knowledge and ensuring integrity

The AQA A-Level Chemistry qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed and six practical assessments. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. 

The practicals are not marked, but you will need to be observed by an examination centre to demonstrate competence in the different techniques. The practicals are usually held in Spring of each year, while the written exams are in May/June.

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In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

Online and Paper Based

The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).

You can also choose to have a paper version of the course sent to you.

The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

Course outline

Course outline

This course is divided into 3 units:

Unit 1: Relevant physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, relevant practical skills.

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 105 Marks (A mixture of short and long answer questions)

Unit 2: Relevant physical chemistry, organic chemistry, relevant practical skills.

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 105 Marks (A mixture of short and long answer questions)

Unit 3: Any content, relevant practical skills.

Written examination: 2 hours. 30% of A Level. 90 Marks (40 marks = questions on practical techniques and data analysis, 20 marks = questions testing across specification, 30 marks = multiple choice questions)

Course content

Course content

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

Practical Assessment

Practical Assessment

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


Mock Exams:

Your online course contains mini assessments at the end of each chapter. However, if you wish to sit a Mock Exam before the finals, we can arrange that at the centre or online. Mock exam fees are additional, and they may vary from £25 to £50 per paper.  

Please contact us on 02033028140 or visit our exam centre website for more information and guidance on how to book your final exam

Final Exams:

Roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date, you should book your place at an exam centre to take the final exam exams for A-Level Certificates.

Advanced level qualifications (known as A levels) are subject-based qualifications conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by educational bodies in the United Kingdom. The exams take place every summer (May/June), and results are released in August.

Please contact us on 02033028140 or visit our exam centre website for more information and guidance on how to book your final exam

Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as they’re paid directly to the exam centre. They’ll vary depending on which centre you choose. It is recommended to book your exams will in advance to avoid late booking fees. Book your exams now!

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