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A-Level Chemistry

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by bpedle No Comments
A Level Chemistry – 1 Subject Only – £4,500.00


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English Maths Science Tuition and Examination Centre (EMSTEC) offer a ‘fast track’ Chemistry A Level course. Based at our centre in Handsworth, students attend one day a week . We offer ‘accelerated learning’ and teach the full A Level syllabus in one academic year. The A Level course will be facilitated by our experienced science teachers. We have a state of the art laboratory where students will be guided in the correct use of laboratory equipment enabling them to approach the theoretical and practical examinations with confidence. The course fees are inclusive of all teaching materials, support and examination fees.

Chemistry AQA.

A-Level Chemistry is widely valued by universities for its status as a traditional academic qualification.

On this A-Level Chemistry course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the fascinating field of chemistry;
    Boost your University applications with extra UCAS points;
    Develop investigative and practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge.

Course Content

Unit 1: Foundation Chemistry (CHEM1)

  • Atomic structure
  • Amount of substance
  • Bonding
  • Periodicity
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Alkanes

Unit 2: Chemistry in Action (CHEM2)

  • Energetics
  • Kinetics
  • Equilibria
  • Redox reactions
  • Group 7, the halogens
  • Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
  • Extraction of metals
  • Haloalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Analytical techniques

Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skills (CHEM3)

  • Describe and demonstrate ethical, safe and skilful practical techniques
  • Process and select appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Make, record and communication reliable and valid observations
  • Make measurements with appropriate precision and accuracy
  • Analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate the methodology and results.

Unit 4: Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry (CHEM4)

  • Kinetics
  • Equilibria
  • Acids and bases
  • Nomenclature and isomerism in organic chemistry
  • Compounds containing the carbonyl group
  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Amines
  • Amino acids
  • Polymers
  • Organic synthesis and analysis
  • Structure determination

Unit 5: Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM5)

  • Thermodynamics
  • Periodicity
  • Redox equilibria
  • Transition metals
  • Reactions of inorganic compounds in aqueous solutions

Unit 6: Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Chemistry (CHEM6)

  • Describe and demonstrate ethical, safe and skilful practical techniques
  • Process and select appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Make, record and communication reliable and valid observations
  • Make measurements with appropriate precision and accuracy
  • Analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate the methodology and results.

Assessment

Unit 1: CHEM1

  • 33.3% of the total AS level marks
  • 16.75% of the total A level marks
  • 1 hour 15 minutes examination paper
  • 70 raw marks
  • 4-6 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions

Unit 2: CHEM2

  • 46.75% of the total AS level marks
  • 23.3% of the total A level marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes examination paper
  • 100 raw marks
  • 6-8 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions


Unit 3: CHEM3

  • 20% of total AS level marks
  • 10% of total A level marks

Either:
CHM3T – Route T

  • Centre-marked route
  • Practical skills assessment 12 raw marks
  • Investigative skills assessment, 38 raw marks

Or:
CHM3X – Route X

  • Externally marked route
  • Practical skills verification
  • Externally marked practical assignment, 50 raw marks


Unit 4: CHEM4

  • 20% of the total A level marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes examination paper
  • 100 raw marks
  • 6-8 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions

Unit 5: CHEM5

  • 20% of the total A level marks
  • 2 hours 45 minutes examination paper
  • 100 raw marks
  • 6-8 short answer questions plus 2 longer questions

Unit 6: CHEM6

  • 10% of the total A level marks

Either:
CHEM6T

  • Centre marked route T, 50 marks
  • Practical skills assessment, 12 raw marks
  • Investigative skills assessment, 38 marks

Or:
CHEM6X

  • Externally marked route X, 50 marks
  • Practical skills verification
  • Externally marked practical assessment, 50 marks