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International A Level Chemistry Course

This International A Level Chemistry Course will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.

It will also improve and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.  This course overall will nurture a passion for Chemistry and lay the groundwork for further study in courses like chemistry, medicine and pharmacy at University or to continue studying via distance learning.

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Enrolment Fee:

£395.00

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Description

This International A Level Chemistry  will give you essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other. You will gain a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.  You will also become competent and confident in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills and develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject.

The course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

Our courses at International Home Study allow our students to work at their own pace and we work to ensure all our student’s needs are met. Our resources will cover the requirements of the course making sure you stay on track with the subject you choose.

International A Level Chemistry CAIE Exams are in: June and November (Also March for India)

International A Level Chemistry Edexcel Exams are in: January, June and October.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Whats included?

Students will be provided with logins for the student portal where they will find all the study materials they need to complete their course. They will also be provided with an e-textbook to assist them in completing their assignments.

Students will be provided with a Tutor who will help guide them through their course, and their Tutor will expect them to submit a number of assignments in order that their progress can be monitored. These assignments will be graded for them and feedback provided. You will also be able to ask the Tutor any questions about the course or for more help if needed. Once their course has been completed, they will then be allocated practice exam papers to ensure that they are familiar with the procedure and layout of their exams. Learners will be expected to complete these under exam conditions (i.e.. stick to the time scales allowed and try to find somewhere quiet), their Tutor can then provide them with a grade and feedback. More practice papers can be provided if required.

Difference between Cambridge & Edexcel Exam Boards 

Cambridge and Edexcel A Levels are international qualifications. Cambridge A-Levels can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom, whereas Edexcel A-Levels can only be taken outside of the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full A Level qualifications.

For the sciences, (biology, chemistry and physics) there are some differences between the specifications. With Edexcel all of the specification is taught in theory and as a result you will be assessed by written exam papers, including the practical element. If you sat the sciences with Cambridge, you will have to perform the practical element at a nearby centre, and this is not optional.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutor via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources, student materials, assessments, assignments, eBooks etc
  • Practice exam papers to prepare you for the real thing.
  • Help with UCAS application if attending University.
  • Tutor references and predicted grades once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Help finding an exam centre for you to sit your exam.
 

Cambridge Exam Board

International A Level Chemistry

Cambridge Course Code: 9701

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 300 – 360 hours


The key concepts for Cambridge International AS & A Level Chemistry are:

  • Atoms and forces

Matter is built from atoms interacting and bonding through electrostatic forces. The structure of matter affects its physical and chemical properties, and influences how substances react chemically.

  • Experiments and evidence

Chemists use evidence gained from observations and experiments to build models and theories of the structure and reactivity of materials. Theories are tested by further experiments and an appreciation of accuracy and reliability is gained.

  • Patterns in chemical behaviour and reactions

Patterns in chemical behaviour can be identified and used to predict the properties of substances. By applying these patterns, useful new substances can be designed and synthetic routes created.

  • Chemical bonds

The understanding of how chemical bonds are made and broken by the movement of electrons allows us to predict patterns of reactivity. Appreciation of the strength of chemical bonds leads to the understanding of a material’s properties and its uses.

  • Energy changes

The energy changes that take place during chemical reactions can be used to predict the extent, feasibility and rate of such reactions. An understanding is gained of why and how chemical reactions happen.

Modules

Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Chemistry study the AS topics and the following topics:

Physical chemistry

Atomic structure

Atoms, molecules and stoichiometry

Chemical bonding

States of matter

Chemical energetics

Electrochemistry

Equilibria

Reaction kinetics

Inorganic chemistry

The Periodic Table: chemical periodicity

Group 2

Group 17

Nitrogen and sulfur

Organic chemistry

An introduction to AS Level organic chemistry

Hydrocarbons

Halogen compounds

Hydroxy compounds

Carbonyl compounds

Carboxylic acids and derivatives

Nitrogen compounds

Polymerisation

Organic synthesis

Analysis

Analytical techniques

AS Level candidates also study practical skills.

Candidates for Cambridge International A Chemistry Level study the AS topics and the following topics:

Physical chemistry

Chemical energetics

Electrochemistry

Equilibria

Reaction kinetics

Inorganic chemistry

Group 2

Chemistry of transition elements

Organic chemistry

An introduction to A Level organic chemistry

Hydrocarbons

Halogen compounds

Hydroxy compounds

Carboxylic acids and derivatives

Nitrogen compounds

Polymerisation

Organic synthesis

A Level candidates also study practical skills

Exam Papers 

Paper 1

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: June and November

Assessment Overview: Multiple Choice questions based on the AS Level syllabus content.

40 marks

Paper 2

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: June and November

Assessment Overview: Structured questions based on the AS Level Syllabus content

60 marks

Paper 3

Time: 2 hours

Availability: June and November

Assessment overview: Practical work and structured questions based on the experimental skills in the Practical assessment section of the syllabus.

40 marks

Paper 4

Time: 2 hours

Availability: June and November

Assessment Overview: Structured questions based on the A Level syllabus content; knowledge of material from the AS Level syllabus content will be required.

100 marks

Paper 5

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: June and November

Assessment Overview: Questions based on the experimental skills of planning, analysis and evaluation.

30 marks

Edexcel Exam Board

Edexcel Course Code(s): XCH11/ YCH11

Edexcel Exams: January, June & October 

Edexcel Study Hours: 300 – 360 hours


Intro

This Edexcel International A’ Level Chemistry Course with will enable you to gain an essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Chemistry. You will also learn a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.

The content is relevant for students who have achieved a GCSE in Chemistry and who want to study the subject at a higher level. It covers the major topics in chemistry, including molar calculations, structure and bonding, energetics, rates, equilibria, Group chemistry, transition metals and a range of organic chemistry; as well as associated experimental skills.

Modules

Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Chemistry study the AS topics and the following topics:

Unit 1: Structure, Bonding and Introduction to Organic Chemistry

  • Formulae, Equations and Amount of Substance
  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
  • Bonding and Structure
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry and Alkanes
  • Alkenes

Unit 2: Energetics, Group Chemistry, Halogenoalkanes and Alcohols

  • Energetics
  • Intermolecular Forces
  • Redox Chemistry and Groups 1, 2 and 7
  • Introduction to Kinetics and Equilibria
  • Organic Chemistry: Alcohols, Halogenoalkanes and Spectra

Unit 3: Practical Skills in Chemistry I

Students are expected to develop experimental skills, and a knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques, by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 1 and 2.

This unit will assess students’ knowledge and understanding of experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 1 and 2.

Candidates for Edexcel International A Chemistry Level study the AS topics and the following topics:

Unit 4: Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry

  • Kinetics
  • Entropy and Energetics
  • Chemical Equilibria
  • Acid-base Equilibria
  • Organic Chemistry Carbonyls, Carboxylic Acids and Chirality

Unit 5: Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry

  • Redox Equilibria
  • Transition Metals and their Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry: Arenes
  • Organic Nitrogen Compounds: Amines, Amides, Amino Acids and Proteins
  • Organic Synthesis

Unit 6: Practical Skills in Chemistry II

Students are expected to develop further the experimental skills and the knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques that they acquired in Units 1 and 2 (tests for anions and cations, gases and organic functional groups) by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 4 and 5.

This unit will assess students’ knowledge and understanding of the experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 4 and 5

Exam Papers:

Paper 1: Structure, Bonding and Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: January, June and October

Assessment overview:

Section A: multiple choice questions

Section B: mixture of short-open, open-response and calculation questions.

80 marks

Paper 2: Energetics, Group Chemistry, Halogenoalkanes and Alcohols

Written Examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: January, June and October

Assessment overview:

Section A: multiple choice questions

Section B: mixture of short-open, open-response, calculations and extended-writing questions

Section C: contemporary context question.

80 Marks

Paper 3: Practical Skills in Chemistry I

Written Examination: 1 hour  and 20 minutes

Availability: January, June and October

Assessment overview:

This paper may include short-open, open-response and calculation questions. Students will be expected to apply their knowledge and understanding of practical skills to familiar and unfamiliar situations.

50 marks

Paper 4: Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry

Written Examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Availability: January, June and October

Assessment overview:

Section A: multiple choice questions

Section B: mixture of short-open, open-response, calculations and extended-writing questions

Section C: data or calculation question.

90 marks

Paper 5: Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry

Written Examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

Availability: January, June and October

Assessment overview:

Section A: multiple choice questions

Section B: mixture of short-open, open-response, calculations and extended-writing questions

Section C: contemporary context question.

90 marks

Paper 6: Practical Skills in Chemistry I

Written Examination: 1 hour 20 minutes

Availability: January, June and October

Assessment overview:

This paper may include short-open, open-response and calculation questions. Students will be expected to apply their knowledge and understanding of practical skills to familiar and unfamiliar situations.

50 marks

Q&A

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor. You do not have to wait until September, when a traditional school starts. 

Once you enrol, you will have access to our online portal 24/7. Here you will find study materials that have been specially prepared by your tutor, there will be assessments, study notes, eBooks and assignments all relating to your course. Everything in this course is structured to follow the course specification, so all topics and units cover everything you need to learn. Your tutor will mark your work and give you written feedback on areas you need to improve or explain what you have done well. You can also ask your tutor questions if you get stuck on a topic or need something explaining a little more. 

When you approach the exams, your tutor will set you a series of practise exam papers so that you can know what to expect in your exam, and you can go into them feeling confident.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Most of our A Levels are available internationally. We offer A Levels with three different awarding bodies, AQA, Cambridge and Edexcel. If the course is only available via the AQA awarding body then of course you can still take our course, however the exams must be taken in the UK.

Cambridge, and Edexcel both have international exam centres, so you may be able to take the exams locally to you. Should you need any help, then please do get in touch and we can assist you on this. 

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 360 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course. Despite having 24 months Tutor Support, once you enrol you will be asked when you wish to complete, and your tutor can work along side you to achieve this.

For example, any A-Level course undertaken has a recommended 360 guided learning hours. Breaking down a 360 hour course into 12 weeks, you would need to be able to commit to 30 hours per week of studying. It is entirely up to you the amount of time you can commit to studying. But with online learning, having the flexibility is a real advantage. This allows you to set the pace. Take your time or Fast-track, get the qualification when you need it.

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams. 

For more information about UCAS points click here

All of our A Level awarding bodies will give you a full A Level qualification. There will be slight differences between the specifications and what you will actually learn. 

For the Science courses (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), there would be a difference in how you sit practical elements. 

AQA offers practicals but they are optional.

With the Cambridge exam board, you will be expected to perform the practical elements, they are compulsory. Which means finding an exam centre that has a lab for you to complete this. 

With Edexcel, the practical elements are all taught in theory and are assessed via a written exam, therefore you can sit your full exam at a typical Edexcel approved exam centre. 

More information about science practicals can be found here

In most cases yes, what we would ask is for the course codes that you have taken in sixth form/college and we will see if we can match them up. 

In most cases you can, If you go to the individual course page you should be able to see if this option is available for you. 

It is recommended that you aim to book your examinations 4/6 month prior to sitting them to avoid late entry fee charges.  Additionally, we would advise that you contact a few exam centres and find out the best price, as they can fluctuate greatly. 

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the country in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else. A-Level qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Just like sitting your A Levels in a school, your tutor will be able to provide you with predicted grades, and references for university applications. 

Of course, all of our courses are tailored to cover the entire specification and are split into topics. You will have assignments to complete on every topic where your tutor will give you feedback. If you are struggling with an aspect then you can message your tutor and they can provide more information for you.

As your exams approach, your tutor will set a series of exam papers for you to take, so you can get a feel for the real thing.

If you complete all of your assignments, and your practise exam papers then there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a top grade.