A-Level Chemistry Practical Endorsement Course

Designed for students studying A-Level Chemistry with AQA, Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel and OCR

From £899
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Course Information

The A-level Chemistry Practical Endorsement course at BioGrad Education comprises a minimum of 12 experiments, carefully chosen to enable students to demonstrate their competency in each of the Common Practical Assessment Criteria (CPAC). Key to Chemistry is the ability to identify unknown compounds, and several experiments are focused towards the characterisation of organic and inorganic compounds. The preparations of organic solids and liquids involve the use of reflux and distillation apparatus, recrystallisation and aqueous work up purification steps, followed by analysis using thin layer chromatography. Standard titration and gas collection techniques are the foundation of determining unknown concentrations and relative formula masses, whilst the rates investigations give ample opportunity for students to process and display data using ICT. The determination of the composition of an alloy showcases the devastating effect of concentrated acids on metals, whilst at the same time treating the observer to a spectacularly colourful display!

The course is as much a learning experience as an assessment. The aim is for the student to improve their general approach and practical skills over the course of the week and to provide a tangible framework upon which preparations for A-level can be firmly secured.

List of Chemistry Practical Assesments.

Practical 1 – Determination of the relative atomic mass of magnesium.

Practical 2 – Determination of concentration of hydrochloric acid.

Practical 3 – Determination of an enthalpy change of reaction by Hess’ Law.

Practical 4 – Identifying unknowns.

Practical 5 – Preparation of an ester.

Practical 6 – Preparation of benzoic acid.

Practical 7 – Identifying organic unknowns.

Practical 8 – Electrochemical cells.

Practical 9 – Rate of decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.

Practical 10 – Rates – Iodine Clock.

Practical 11 – pH – titration curves.

Practical 12 – The iodometric determination of copper in brass.

Prerequisites
  • Students must be studying an England A-level Chemistry qualification with AQA, Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel and OCR.
  • This is an intensive practical course designed for students to 'fast track' the A-level practical skills assessment required for the Practical Endorsement. This course contains a number of opportunities to access each of the assessed practical techniques, and CPAC.
  • If the student has experienced minimal practical work opportunities before studying A-level Chemistry , BioGrad Education recommends they consider the 1- day introduction to laboratory skills course. This course also offers the change to gain vital skills required to be successful going forward.
Course Details
Price

The cost of this course varies depending on location and subject. From £899

You can reserve your place on this course with a deposit of just £224.75 if you are booking more than 28 days in advance. The remaining balance is due four weeks prior to the course start date

You can also choose to pay for this course in 6 instalments if you are booking more than 26 weeks in advance, or 12 instalments if you are booking more than 54 weeks in advance

Locations

Science Park, Liverpool, L3 5TF

Oxford International College, Oxford, OX4 1BD

Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD

Life Science Centre International Centre for Life Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

arc exams, The Bordesley Centre, Stratford Road, Birmingham, B11 1AR

The Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Duration

This course lasts for 5 days

9am - 4pm

There are up to four payment options available:
  • Pay in full at the time of booking
  • Pay in 2 - 25% deposit with the remainder due 28 days before the course commences (only available if booking more than 28 days in advance)
  • Pay in 6 - 6 equal, monthly payments (only available if booking more than 26 weeks in advance)
  • Pay in 12 - 12 equal, monthly payments (only available if booking more than 54 weeks in advance)
Available Course Dates
Current Academic Year 01/09/2023 to 01/09/2024
Courses in Liverpool
£999
26th February - 1st March 2024
Location: BioGrad, Liverpool
This course is fully booked
£999
11th March - 15th March 2024
Location: BioGrad, Liverpool
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£999
25th March - 29th March 2024
Location: BioGrad, Liverpool
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£999
15th April - 19th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, Liverpool
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Courses in London
£999
1st April - 5th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, London
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Courses in Oxford
£999
1st April - 5th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, Oxford
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Courses in Birmingham
£899
11th March - 15th March 2024
Location: BioGrad, Birmingham
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£899
8th April - 12th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, Birmingham
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£899
15th April - 19th April 2024
Location: BioGrad, Birmingham
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29th April - 3rd May 2024
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