Our AQA A Level Chemistry online course is meticulously crafted in collaboration with experienced teachers and universities. It aims to cultivate not only a deep subject knowledge but also a strong grasp of fundamental concepts essential for mastering the discipline. Perfect for students who aspire to further their scientific studies at university, this online chemistry A Level course serves as a stepping stone to advanced education and career opportunities.
Homework, Assessment and Reporting
In the sixth form, students are expected to complete at least one piece of homework per subject each week. To achieve optimal results in our A Level chemistry online course, we recommend an equal amount of independent study for every hour of classroom instruction. This includes revision of notes to solidify learning after each lesson.
Structured assessments provide regular feedback for continuous improvement. Level 5 internal assessments are conducted in June, and Level 6 internal mock assessments occur in November and March. Comprehensive reports, encompassing grades for both attainment and effort, are issued at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 5, and following the mock assessments for Level 6. These reports are complemented by written feedback from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher, offering a multi-faceted evaluation of student progress.
We encourage parents to actively participate in their child’s academic voyage through a dedicated family Teams account. This interactive platform allows for continuous dialogue with teachers and provides the unique advantage of more intricate tracking of student progress than a standard annual parent consultation evening.
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AQA science A Levels do not require a science practical endorsement examination to pass (all grades A*-G are achievable without a practical examination). However, students who wish to study sciences at degree level are advised to check with their intended university whether a science practical endorsement is required. If so, a separate science practical endorsement examination can be taken later, even after students have passed and left their CHS A Level course. Students should check with their local examination centre to see if they offer science practical preparation and examinations. While separate Practical Endorsement preparation and examination courses (typically 1 week duration) are readily available in the UK, they may not be available internationally. International students do have the option of sitting examinations and the practical endorsement in the UK.
It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange their child’s examinations; our teachers will provide all the support required. Most students will sit their examination papers at a school or college who accept private candidates. Some students sit their examinations at private examination centres.
Unlike Cambridge examination board, the AQA examination board has few examination centres outside of the UK, and so it is likely that students will sit their science A Level examinations at a UK examination centre. As CHS students are applying to top UK universities, travel to the UK will be required.
Separate Science Practical Endorsement (Optional)
AQA science A Levels do not require a science practical endorsement to pass (all grades A*-G are achievable without a practical examination). However, students who wish to study sciences at degree level are advised to check with their intended university whether a science practical endorsement is required. If so, a separate science practical endorsement examination can be taken later, even after students have passed and left their CHS A Level course. Students should check with their local examination centre to see if they offer science practical preparation and examinations. While separate Practical Endorsement preparation and examination courses (typically 1 week duration) are readily available in the UK, they may not be available internationally. International students do have the option of sitting examinations and the practical endorsement in the UK. Preparation for this additional practical endorsement will be carried out by your appointed examination centre and not by the school.
“The conducting of experiments is potentially dangerous and must be supervised by an adult. Cambridge Home School and its teachers do not demand that pupils conduct experiments. Parents and pupils must make the decision whether or not to conduct experiments / dangerous activities and must therefore accept responsibility for any outcomes. Cambridge Home School does not accept responsibility for experiments or any other dangerous activity conducted at the homes of its pupils or in any other place.”
What is the AQA A Level Chemistry online course about?
The online course for AQA A Level Chemistry is crafted to assist students in acquiring not just subject-specific knowledge but also a deep understanding of vital concepts crucial for mastering the subject. This course prepares students for further academic study at university.
How is the Chemistry A Level course evaluated?
Assessment for the A Level Chemistry course includes Level 5 internal assessments in June and Level 6 internal mock assessments in November and March. Students are provided with reports at the end of Autumn and Summer terms, detailing grades for effort and attainment, along with feedback from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.
What guidelines and materials are used for the online Chemistry A Level course?
The course aligns with the current AQA A Level specifications and is based on recommended textbooks for AQA A Levels. The emphasis is on preparing students for full A Level exams, and the AS exam is generally not recommended.
How can parents track their child’s progress in the online Chemistry A Level course?
Parents can use a family Teams account to keep in touch with teachers about their child’s academic development. This system offers a more nuanced form of tracking compared to an annual parent consultation evening.
Are practicals included in the Chemistry A Level online course?
Due to the course being online, practical experiments are not conducted. However, students are encouraged to engage in safe at-home practicals and to watch videos of experiments online. This approach ensures that students can think scientifically in day-to-day contexts.
Assessment, apart from the final A Level exams, will be carried out continuously throughout lessons, via homework or short tests.
Practicals will not be possible due to the online nature of teaching, but students are welcome to carry out safe practicals at home. Students are also encouraged to watch videos of practical experiments online, for example using YouTube. Students will also be encouraged to think scientifically in an everyday context, making them aware of the science around them and how it can help in solving problems.
Chemistry at Cambridge Home School Online is taught by Mr O’Connell, Mrs Graham, Mrs Perkins and Mrs Goodhead. Click on the names below to find out more about our Chemistry teachers.