A-Level Online Courses

The milestone of your final year of secondary education to university and world of work

A-Level Biology Courses

AQA

 

1. Biological molecules

2. Cells

3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment

4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

5. Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-level only)

6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only)

7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-level only)

8. The control of gene expression (A-level only)

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1.The Natural Environment and Species Survival

1.1 Lifestyle, Health and Risk

1.2 Topic 2: Genes and Health

1.3 Topic 3: Voice of the Genome

1.4 Topic 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources

1.5 Topic 5: On the Wild Side

1.6 Topic 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics

 

2. Energy, Exercise and Co-ordination

2.1 Topic 1: Lifestyle, Health and Risk

2.2 Topic 2: Genes and Health

2.3 Topic 3: Voice of the Genome

2.4 Topic 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources

2.5 Topic 7: Run for your Life

2.6 Topic 8: Grey Matter

 

3. General and Practical Applications in Biology

OCR

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination

1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement

 

Module 2 – Foundations in biology 2.1.1 Cell structure

2.1.2 Biological molecules

2.1.3 Nucleotides and nucleic acids

2.1.4 Enzymes

2.1.5 Biological membranes

2.1.6 Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation

 

Module 3 – Exchange and transport

3.1.1 Exchange surfaces

3.1.2 Transport in animals

3.1.3 Transport in plants

 

Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease

4.1.1 Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system

4.2.1 Biodiversity

4.2.2 Classification and evolution

 

Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy

5.1.1 Communication and homeostasis

5.1.2 Excretion as an example of homeostatic control

5.1.3 Neuronal communication 5.1.4 Hormonal communication 5.1.5 Plant and animal responses

 

5.2.1 Photosynthesis

5.2.2 Respiration

 

Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

6.1.1 Cellular control

6.1.2 Patterns of inheritance

6.1.3 Manipulating genomes

 

6.2.1 Cloning and biotechnology 6.3.1 Ecosystems

6.3.2 Populations and sustainability

 

A-Level Physics Courses

AQA

 

Core content

1. Measurements and their errors

2. Particles and radiation

3. Waves

4. Mechanics and materials

5. Electricity

6. Further mechanics and thermal physics

7. Fields and their consequences

8. Nuclear physics Options

9. Astrophysics

10. Medical physics

11. Engineering physics

12. Turning points in physics

13. Electronics

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Concept approach

1. Working as a Physicist

2. Mechanics

3. Electric Circuits

4. Further Mechanics

5. Electric and Magnetic Fields

6. Nuclear and Particle Physics Salters Horners approach

7. Working as a Physicist

8. Higher, Faster, Stronger (HFS)

9. Technology in Space (SPC) (except items 70 and 92–95)

10. Digging up the Past (DIG) (except items 83–87)

11. Transport on Track (TRA)

12. The Medium is the Message (MDM)

13. Probing the Heart of Matter (PRO) II Concept approach

14. Working as a Physicist

15. Materials

16. Waves and Particle Nature of Light

17. Thermodynamics

18. Space

19. Nuclear Radiation

20. Gravitational Fields

21. Oscillations Salters Horners approach

22. Working as a Physicist

23. The Sound of Music (MUS)

24. Good Enough to Eat (EAT)

25. Technology in Space (SPC) (only items 70 and 92–95)

26. Digging up the Past (DIG) (only items 83–87)

27. Spare-Part Surgery (SUR)

28. Build or Bust? (BLD)

29. Reach for the Stars (STA) III General and Practical Principles in Physics

OCR

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics

1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination

1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement

 

Module 2 – Foundations of physics

2.1 Physical quantities and units

2.2 Making measurements and analysing data

2.3 Nature of quantities

 

Module 3 – Forces and motion

3.1 Motion

3.2 Forces in action

3.3 Work, energy and power

3.4 Materials

3.5 Newton’s laws of motion and momentum

 

Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons

4.1 Charge and current

4.2 Energy, power and resistance

4.3 Electrical circuits

4.4 Waves

4.5 Quantum physics

 

Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics

5.1 Thermal physics

5.2 Circular motion

5.3 Oscillations

5.4 Gravitational fields

5.5 Astrophysics and cosmology

 

Module 6 – Particles and medical physics

6.1 Capacitors

6.2 Electric fields

6.3 Electromagnetism

6.4 Nuclear and particle physics

6.5 Medical imaging

 

A-Level Chemistry Courses

AQA

 

Subject content

3.1 Physical chemistry

3.1.1 Atomic structure

3.1.2 Amount of substance

3.1.3 Bonding

3.1.4 Energetics

3.1.5 Kinetics

3.1.6 Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc

3.1.7 Oxidation, reduction and redox equations

3.1.8 Thermodynamics (A-level only)

3.1.9 Rate equations (A-level only)

3.1.10 Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems (A-level only)

3.1.11 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells (A-level only)

3.1.12 Acids and bases (A-level only)

 

3.2 Inorganic chemistry

3.2.1 Periodicity

3.2.2 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals

3.2.3 Group 7(17), the halogens

3.2.4 Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides (A-level only)

3.2.5 Transition metals (A-level only)

3.2.6 Reactions of ions in aqueous solution (A-level only)

 

3.3 Organic chemistry

3.3.1 Introduction to organic chemistry

3.3.2 Alkanes

3.3.3 Halogenoalkanes

3.3.4 Alkenes

3.3.5 Alcohols

3.3.6 Organic analysis

3.3.7 Optical isomerism (A-level only)

3.3.8 Aldehydes and ketones (A-level only)

3.3.9 Carboxylic acids and derivatives (A-level only)

3.3.10 Aromatic chemistry (A-level only)

3.3.11 Amines (A-level only)

3.3.12 Polymers (A-level only)

3.3.13 Amino acids, proteins and DNA (A-level only)

3.3.14 Organic synthesis (A-level only)

3.3.15 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (A-level only)

3.3.16 Chromatography (A-level only)

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1: Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

1.1: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

1.2: Bonding and Structure

1.3: Redox I

1.4: Inorganic Chemistry and the Periodic Table

1.5: Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance

1.6: Energetics I

1.7: Equilibrium I

1.8: Equilibrium II

1.9. Acid-base Equilibria

1.10. Energetics II

1.11. Redox II

1.12. Transition Metals

 

2: Advanced Organic and Physical Chemistry

2.1. Bonding and Structure

2.2. Redox I

2.3. Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance

2.4. Organic Chemistry I

2.5 Modern Analytical Techniques I

2.6 Kinetics I

2.7 Kinetics II

2.8 Organic Chemistry II

2.9 Organic Chemistry III

2.10 Modern Analytical Techniques II

 

3: General and Practical Principles in Chemistry

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Module 1 – Development of practical skills in chemistry

1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination

1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement

Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry

2.1 Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations

2.2 Amount of substance Acid–base and redox reactions

2.3 Electrons, bonding and structure

Module 3 – Periodic table and energy

3.1 The periodic table and periodicity

3.2 Group 2 and the halogens

3.3 Qualitative analysis

3.4 Enthalpy changes

3.5 Reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative)

Module 4 – Core organic chemistry

4.1 Basic concepts

4.2 Hydrocarbons

4.3 Alcohols and haloalkanes

4.4 Organic synthesis

4.5 Analytical techniques (IR and MS)

Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements

5.1 Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative)

5.2 pH and buffers

5.3 Enthalpy, entropy and free energy

5.4 Redox and electrode potentials

5.5 Transition elements

 

Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis

6.1 Aromatic compounds

6.2 Carbonyl compounds

6.3 Carboxylic acids and esters

6.4 Nitrogen compounds

6.5 Polymers

6.6 Organic synthesis

6.7 Chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR)

 
 

A-Level Geography

AQA

 

Physical geography

1. Water and carbon cycles

2. Hot desert systems and landscapes

3. Coastal systems and landscapes

4. Glacial systems and landscapes

5. Hazards

6. Ecosystems under stress Human geography

7. Global systems and global governance

8. Changing places

9. Contemporary urban environments

10. Population and the environment

11. Resource security Geography fieldwork investigation

12. Fieldwork requirements

13. Investigation requirements Geographical skills

14. Geographical skills checklist

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1. Tectonic Processes and Hazards  2. Landscape Systems, Processes and Change

3. Globalisation

4. Shaping Places

5. The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

6. The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

7. Superpowers

8. Global Development and Connections

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Physical systems

1.1 – Landscape Systems

1.1.2 – Glaciated Landscapes

1.1.3 – Dryland Landscapes

1.2 – Earth’s Life Support Systems

 

Human interactions

2.1 – Changing Spaces; Making Places

2.2 – Global Connections

 

Geographical debates

3.1 – Climate Change

3.2 – Disease Dilemmas

3.3 – Exploring Oceans

3.4 – Future of Food

3.5 – Hazardous Earth

 

• Investigative geography

4.1 Geographical and fieldwork skills

A-Level Mathematics

AQA

 

1. Proof

2. Algebra and functions

3. Coordinate geometry

4. Sequences and series

5. Trigonometry

6. Exponentials and logarithms

7. Differentiation

8. Integration

9. Numerical methods

10. Vectors

11. Quantities and units in mechanics

12. Kinematics

13. Forces and Newton’s laws

14. Moments

15. Statistical sampling

16. Data presentation and Interpretation

17. Probability

18. Statistical distributions

19. Statistical hypothesis testing

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1. Proof

2. Algebra and functions

3. Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane

4. Sequences and series

5. Trigonometry

6. Exponentials and logarithms

7. Differentiation

8. Integration

9. Numerical methods

10. Vectors

OCR

1. Proof

2. Indices

3. Surds

4. Simultaneous equations

5. Quadratic functions

6. Inequalities

7. Statistical Distributions

8. Statistical Hypothesis Testing

9. Quantities and Units in Mechanics

10. Kinematics

11. Forces and Newton’s Laws

12. Moments

 

A-Level Psychology

AQA

 

Compulsory content

1. Social influence

2. Memory

3. Attachment

4. Psychopathology

5. Approaches in Psychology

6. Biopsychology

7. Research methods

8. Issues and debates in Psychology

 

Optional Option 1

9. Relationships

10. Gender

11. Cognition and development

Option 2

12. Schizophrenia

13. Eating behaviour

14. Stress

 

Option 3

15. Aggression

16. Forensic Psychology

17. Addiction

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1. Social psychology

2. Cognitive psychology

3. Biological psychology

4. Learning theories

5. Clinical psychology

6. Criminological psychology 7. Child psychology

8. Health psychology

9. Psychological skills

OCR

Research methods (Component 01)

collecting/analysing data:

1.1 self-report

1.2 experiment

1.3 observation

1.4 correlation

Psychological themes through core studies (Component 02)

2.1 Social

2.2 Cognitive

2.3 Developmental

2.4 Biological

2.5 Individual differences

Applied psychology (Component 03)

3.1 Child psychology

3.2 Criminal psychology

3.3 Environmental psychology

3.4 Sports and exercise psychology

 

A-Level History

AQA

 

1.1 The Age of the Crusades, c1071–1204

1.2 Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1469–1598

1.3 The Tudors: England, 1485–1603

1.4 Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1603–1702

1.5 Russia in the Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment, 1682–1796

1.6 Industrialisation and the people: Britain, c1783–1885

1.7 Challenge and transformation: Britain, c1851–1964 1H Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964

1.8 The British Empire, c1857–1967

1.9 The making of a Superpower: USA, 1865–1975

1.10 The quest for political stability: Germany, 1871–1991

Component 2: Depth study

2.1 Royal Authority and the Angevin Kings, 1154–1216

2.2 The Wars of the Roses, 1450–1499

2.3 The Reformation in Europe, c1500–1564

2.4 Religious conflict and the Church in England, c1529–c1570

2.5 The English Revolution, 1625–1660

2.6 The Sun King: Louis XIV, France and Europe, 1643–1715

2.7 The Birth of the USA, 1760–1801

2.8 France in Revolution, 1774–1815 2J America: A Nation Divided, c1845–1877

2.9 International Relations and Global Conflict, c1890–1941

2.10 Italy and Fascism, c1900–1945

2.11 Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906–1957

2.12 Revolution and dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953

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1. Breadth study with interpretations

1.1 The crusades, c1095–1204

1.2 England, 1509–1603: authority, nation and religion

1.3 Britain, 1625–1701: conflict, revolution and settlement

1.4 Britain, c1785–c1870: democracy, protest and reform

1.5 Russia, 1917–91: from Lenin to Yeltsin

1.6 In search of the American Dream: the USA, c1917–96

1.7 Germany and West Germany, 1918–89

1H: Britain transformed, 1918–97

 

2. Depth study

2.1 Anglo-Saxon England and the Anglo-Norman Kingdom, c1053–1106

2.2 England and the Angevin Empire in the reign of Henry II, 1154–89

2.3 Luther and the German Reformation, c1515–55 2B.2: The Dutch Revolt, c1563–1609

2.4 France in revolution, 1774–99

2.5 Russia in revolution, 1894–1924

2.6 The unification of Italy, c1830–70

2.7 The unification of Germany, c1840–71

2.8 Mao’s China, 1949–76

2.9 The German Democratic Republic, 1949–90

2.10 India, c1914–48: the road to independence

2.11 South Africa, 1948–94: from apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’

2.12 The rise and fall of fascism in Italy, c1911–46

2.13 Spain, 1930–78: republicanism, Francoism and the re-establishment of democracy

2.14 The USA, c1920–55: boom, bust and recovery

2.15 The USA, 1955–92: conformity and challenge

 

3. Themes in breadth with aspects in depth Students take one** of the following options:

3.1 Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399–1509

3.2 Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485–1603

3.3 The Golden Age of Spain, 1474–1598

3.4 The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1580–c1750

3.5 Industrialisation and social change in Britain, 1759–1928: forging a new society

3.6 Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939

3.7 Britain: losing and gaining an empire, 1763–1914

3.8 The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918

3.9 Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, c1780–1928

3.10 Ireland and the Union, c1774–1923

3.11 The changing nature of warfare, 1859–1991: perception and reality

3.12 Germany, 1871–1990: united, divided and reunited

3.13 The making of modern Russia, 1855–1991

3.14 The making of modern China, 1860–1997

3.15 Civil rights and race relations in the USA, 1850–2009 39.2: Mass media and social change in Britain, 1882–2004

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Unit group 1

Study is source-based and develops different historical approaches.

One topic is selected from 13 options available:

1.1 Alfred and the making of England 871—1016

1.2 Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1035—1107

1.3 England 1199—1272

1.4 England 1377—1455

1.5 England 1445—1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII

England 1485—1558: the early Tudors

1.6 England 1547—1603: the late Tudors

1.7 The early Stuarts and the origins of the Civil War 1603—1660

1.8 The making of Georgian Britain 1678 — c. 1760

1.9 From Pitt to Peel: Britain 1783—1853

1.10 Liberals, Conservatives and the rise of Labour 1846—1918

1.11 Britain 1900—1951

1.12 Britain 1930—1997

Unit group 2 The 24 topics available in this group focus on non-British history, from the rise of Islam to the end of apartheid in South Africa, emphasising the application of historical knowledge, understanding and judgement.

Students select one topic to study:

2.1 The rise of Islam c. 550 — 750

Charlemagne 768—814

2.2 The Crusades and the crusader states 1095—1192

2.3 Genghis Khan and the explosion from the Steppes c. 1167 — 1405

2.4 Exploration, Encounters and Empire 1445—1570

2.5 Spain 1469—1556

2.6 The German Reformation and the rule of Charles V 1500—1559

2.7 Philip II 1556—1598

2.8 African kingdoms c. 1400 — c. 1800: four case studies Russia 1645—1741

2.9 The rise and decline of the Mughal Empire in India 1526—1739

2.10 The American Revolution 1740—1796

2.11 The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774—1815

2.12 France 1814—1870 Italy and unification 1789—1896

2.13 The USA in the 19th Century: Westward expansion and Civil War 1803 — c. 1890

2.14 Japan 1853—1937

2.15 International relations 1890—1941

2.16 Russia 1894—1941

2.17 Italy 1896—1943

2.18 Democracy and dictatorships in Germany 1919—1963

2.19 The Cold War in Asia 1945—1993

2.20 The Cold War in Europe 1941—1995

2.21 Apartheid and reconciliation: South African politics 1948—1999

Unit group 3

The topics in this group allow study of change and continuity over a substantial period of time, with in-depth studies focusing on interpretations of significant individuals, events, developments etc.

The 21 topic options cover both British and non-British history over a period from the early Anglo-Saxons to the Arab Spring.

3.1 The early Anglo-Saxons c. 400 — 800 The Viking age c. 790 — 1066

3.2 English government and the Church 1066—1216

3.3 The Church and medieval heresy c. 1100 — 1437

3.4 The Renaissance c. 1400 — c. 1600

3.5 Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors 1485—1603

3.6 Tudor foreign policy 1485—1603

3.7 The Catholic Reformation 1492—1610

3.8 The ascendancy of the Ottoman Empire 1453—1606

3.9 The development of the nation state: France 1498—1610

3.10 The origins and growth of the British Empire 1558—1783

3.11 Popular culture and the witchcraze of the 16th and 17th centuries The ascendancy of France 1610—1715

3.12 The challenge of German nationalism 1789—1919

3.13 The changing nature of warfare 1792—1945

3.14 Britain and Ireland 1791—1921

3.15 China and its rulers 1839—1989

3.16 Russia and its rulers 1855—1964

3.17 Civil Rights in the USA 1865—1992

3.18 From colonialism to independence: The British Empire 1857—1965

3.19 The Middle East 1908—2011: Ottomans to Arab Spring

 

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