What topics do I study for A2 chemistry?

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sarcasticsloth
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There's a checklist of topics you need to study for AS chemistry in the syllabus, but I'm confused how that table works. I've already completed my AS and I'm taking my A2 course now. Is it necessary to study ALL the topics in the syllabus or only the additional topics that would be included if you took the full A Level course in one go?

I don't know whether that makes sense lol. Basically, do you need to study the ENTIRE chemistry syllabus if you're only doing A2 chemistry?
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AS level result is irrelevant if you sit the A2 exam. The A2 exam grade is your A level grade. No-one needs to sit the AS exam, if it's their intent to do the A2 year, for a 'full' A level in the subject. So, it makes sense the finals, will cover the entire syllabus, but possibly weighted more towards the A2 modules.


A2 modules (AQA Board,as of 2015); - Amazon Link


Section 1 Physical chemistry

Thermodynamics
Kinetics
Equilibrium constant Ka
Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
Acids, basses and buffers
- Sec. 1 practical questions
- Sec. 1 summary


Section 2 Inorganic chemistry 2

Periodicity
The transition metals
Reactions of inorganic compounds in aqueous solutions
- Sec. 2 practical questions
- Sec. 2 summary


Section 3 Organic chemistry 2

Nomenclature and isomerism
Compounds containing the carbonyl group
Aromatic chemistry
Amines
Polymerisation
Amino acids, proteins and DNA
Organic synthesis and analysis
Structural determination
Chromatography
- Sec. 3 practical questions
- Sec. 3 summary


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(Original post by 303Pharma)
AS level result is irrelevant if you sit the A2 exam. The A2 exam grade is your A level grade. No-one needs to sit the AS exam, if it's their intent to do the A2 year, for a 'full' A level in the subject. So, it makes sense the finals, will cover the entire syllabus, but possibly weighted more towards the A2 modules.


A2 modules (AQA Board,as of 2015); - Amazon Link


Section 1 Physical chemistry

Thermodynamics
Kinetics
Equilibrium constant Ka
Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
Acids, basses and buffers
- Sec. 1 practical questions
- Sec. 1 summary


Section 2 Inorganic chemistry 2

Periodicity
The transition metals
Reactions of inorganic compounds in aqueous solutions
- Sec. 2 practical questions
- Sec. 2 summary


Section 3 Organic chemistry 2

Nomenclature and isomerism
Compounds containing the carbonyl group
Aromatic chemistry
Amines
Polymerisation
Amino acids, proteins and DNA
Organic synthesis and analysis
Structural determination
Chromatography
- Sec. 3 practical questions
- Sec. 3 summary


Hope that helps
Thank you!
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