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Chemistry AQA A Level at Alder Grange Community and Technology School

Course description

A level units:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Rate equations
  • Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
  • Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
  • Acids and bases
  • Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
  • Transition metals
  • Reactions of ions in aqueous solution
  • Optical isomerism
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and derivatives
  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Amines
  • Polymers
  • Amino acids, proteins and DNA
  • Organic synthesis
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Chromatography 

Course content

Paper 1

  • Relevant Physical chemistry topics
  • Inorganic chemistry 
  • Relevant practical skil

Paper 2

  • Relevant Physical chemistry topics
  • Organic chemistry
  • Relevant practical skills

Paper 3

  • Any content
  • Any practical skills

Entry requirements

  • B or 5 at GCSE.

Assessment

Paper 1

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Questions

  • 105 marks of short and long answer questions

Paper 2

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Questions

  • 105 marks of short and long answer questions

Paper 3

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of A-level

Questions

  • 40 marks of questions on practical techniques and data analysis
  • 20 marks of questions testing across the specification
  • 30 marks of multiple choice questions 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alder Grange Community and Technology School directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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    • Alder Grange Sixth Form (ag6) opened as a new Sixth Form in 2010. Since then we have recruited students from across Rossendale and beyond on to a range of both A Level and BTEC level 3 courses. We have been delighted that our results have improved year on year and that Alder Grangers have successfully moved on from Sixth Form to University or the world of work in areas ranging from Music Production and Zoology to Teaching and Engineering. We have developed a strong sense of community and a warm, caring and supportive ethos.