A Level Chemistry – Course Starts – Sept 2024

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Course Starts Monday 2nd September 2024. Exams in May/June 2025.

Students attend every Monday. Small classes groups 12 students.

English Maths Science Tuition and Examination Centre (EMSTEC) offer a ‘fast track’ A Level Chemistry Course. Based at our centre in Birmingham, students attend only 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.


Our experienced team of teachers will focus on your specific needs, identifying and addressing those areas where additional support is required, maximising your grades and preparing you to retake your examinations.


We will also go through past exam papers and marking schemes ensuring that you will be well prepared come exam time.


Exams are conducted at our own exam centre, catering for all exam boards, at the end of the course the student has the choice of which exam board they wish to use, be that AQA, Edexcel or OCR.

Course Details

A Level Chemistry Course aims to further develop your understanding of how science can be of benefit to you as an individual as well as to society as a whole.


A-Level chemistry covers many different scientific topics as well as how they relate to each other.


During the course duration you will further develop your personal skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works, preparing you for further study.

This course enables the student to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points which can be used towards degree level study.
  • Develop their knowledge of the theoretical aspects of Chemistry.
  • Use their previously gained practical endorsements to focus on the theory side, identifying and addressing any weak points with the end goal of retaking the theoretical part of the exam.
  • Increase their career potential, using their new gained knowledge to open doors to careers in medicine to engineering.

Please note that under the new A Level specifications, the AS Level is now a separate qualification, and does not count towards the full A Level.

Examination paper 1.

  • Type: Written examination.
  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level.
  • Total Marks: 105.
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions.

Examination paper 2.

  • Type: Written examination.
  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level.
  • Total Marks: 105.
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions.

Examination paper 3

  • Type: Written examination.
  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Weighing: 30% of A-Level.
  • Total Marks: 90.
  • Assessment format: Questions on practical techniques and data analysis (40 marks). questions testing the specification (20 marks) multiple choice questions (30 marks).

What’s assessed

Please note that this exam is broad in its scope and may cover:

  • Any content.
  • Any practical skills.

Please refer to the course content tab for a full breakdown of all topics covered.

The following practicals must be carried out by all students taking this course. Written papers will assess knowledge and understanding of these, and the skills exemplified within each practical.

  1. Make up a volumetric solution and carry out a simple acid–base titration.
  2. Measurement of an enthalpy change.
  3. Investigation of how the rate of a reaction changes with temperature.
  4. Carry out simple test-tube reactions to identify:
    1. cations – Group 2, NH4+
    2. anions – Group 7 (halide ions), OH–, CO32–, SO42–
  5. Distillation of a product from a reaction.
  6. Tests for alcohol, aldehyde, alkene and carboxylic acid.
  7. Measuring the rate of reaction:
    1. by an initial rate method.
    2. by a continuous monitoring method.
  8. Measuring the EMF of an electrochemical cell.
  9. Investigate how pH changes when a weak acid reacts with a strong base and when a strong acid reacts with a weak base.
  10. Preparation of:
    1. a pure organic solid and test of its purity.
    2. a pure organic liquid.
  1. Carry out simple test-tube reactions to identify transition metal ions in aqueous solution.
  2. Separation of species by thin-layer chromatography.

Exam paper 1.

10th June 2024 AM
Duration: 2 hours.

Exam paper 2.

18th June 2024 AM
Duration: 2 hours.

Exam paper 3.

21st June 2024 AM
Duration: 2 hours.

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    Course Features

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    • Duration 33 hours
    • Skill level All levels
    • Language English
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