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AS/A Level Chemistry Course

Exam board: AQA
AS Level: 7404 – A level: 7405

Chemistry is an excellent preparation for students looking to extend their understanding of a key physical science. It is a central science which opens up the possibility of a huge range of science related university courses and jobs. These includes medicine and health related professions such as dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary sciences etc., as well as chemical engineering, optometry and courses that overlap with maths and physics.

A Level Chemistry blends particularly well with other science subjects such as Physics and Biology. Some students also take it as a complementary course alongside their other choices. If you are interested in how things work and why materials behave as they do then chemistry is for you

Entry Requirements

To study A Level Chemistry you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 or C and above. You also require grade 5 or C + in Mathematics and Chemistry and one other science / 5 or above in Combined Science.

It is recommended that you have followed higher tier maths as the mathematical demand is high and within A Level Chemistry 20% of the marks available for written examinations will be for assessing mathematics. This includes skills such as changing the subject of an equation, logarithmic functions, graphical analysis including calculating tangents to curves and visualising 3D shapes.


These qualifications are linear. Linear means that students will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course and all the A-level exams at the end of their A-level course,

Subject content

3.1 Physical chemistry

  • 3.1.1 Atomic structure
  • 3.1.2 Amount of substance
  • 3.1.3 Bonding
  • 3.1.4 Energetics
  • 3.1.5 Kinetics
  • 3.1.6 Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc
  • 3.1.7 Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
  • 3.1.8 Thermodynamics (A-level only)
  • 3.1.9 Rate equations (A-level only)
  • 3.1.10 Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems (A-level only)
  • 3.1.11 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells (A-level only)
  • 3.1.12 Acids and bases (A-level only)

3.2 Inorganic chemistry

  • 3.2.1 Periodicity
  • 3.2.2 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
  • 3.2.3 Group 7(17), the halogens
  • 3.2.4 Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides (A-level only)
  • 3.2.5 Transition metals (A-level only)
  • 3.2.6 Reactions of ions in aqueous solution (A-level only)

3.3 Organic chemistry

  • 3.3.1 Introduction to organic chemistry
  • 3.3.2 Alkanes
  • 3.3.3 Halogenoalkanes
  • 3.3.4 Alkenes
  • 3.3.5 Alcohols
  • 3.3.6 Organic analysis
  • 3.3.7 Optical isomerism (A-level only)
  • 3.3.8 Aldehydes and ketones (A-level only)
  • 3.3.9 Carboxylic acids and derivatives (A-level only)
  • 3.3.10 Aromatic chemistry (A-level only)
  • 3.3.11 Amines (A-level only)
  • 3.3.12 Polymers (A-level only)
  • 3.3.13 Amino acids, proteins and DNA (A-level only)
  • 3.3.14 Organic synthesis (A-level only)
  • 3.3.15 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (A-level only)
  • 3.3.16 Chromatography (A-level only)

AS Assessments

A level Assessments

  • In addtion, there are 12 practical assessments required to complete this A level.


Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.

We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor.  The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.

To find out more about exam access arrangements  click here


We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and 
interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual.

As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.

The regular A Level courses commence in September and an intake in January, these courses are designed to be taught in a classroom environment / online and follow a structured curriculum with a fixed schedule of classes, assessments and exams. 

Distance Learning online courses can be started at any time throughout the year, and students can work at their own pace and in their own tim

You’ll sit the same A level exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

You’re a level course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Yes! You can, if you are looking to improve your grade in your GCSEs, whilst studying A levels with us!

You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.

Students normally study 4 AS subject in Year 12 and continue with the 3 subjects of their course in Year 2 to complete the A level.

If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.
How will I be supported?

  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have mentioned in your enrolment.

A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

You have the option to join Year 13 and repeat the year and complete your course in one year.

We offer A levels – part time in the evenings to adult learners.

You have 2 options – Online live classes in the evening, Online Distance learning course.

You will have full tutor support in both options.

We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades. 
We also help you prepare for you interviews.

We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.

Yes of course! You can come in to our office and speak to our course advisors.
You can also book a Video call with us, email to arrange.

Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. 
If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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