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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


    Hope that helps
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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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