A Level Chemistry

Course codes: OSC1281 / OSC1300 / OSC1301
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels, earn up to 56 UCAS points...

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Official AQA Chemistry A Level
  • Same course as sixth form or college
  • Enrol today and start your studies straight away
  • Develop both the theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry
  • Learn the necessary practical skills to apply chemistry in further education
  • Open doors to a variety of exciting careers, from medicine to engineering, you’ll gain invaluable skills to fast-track your career in a field of your choice
  • Choose to include exams and practicals and save up to £770*

Study AQA A Level Chemistry from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams and practical assessment. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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Course overview

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course includes the examination fees and practical assessment needed to successfully gain your A Level Chemistry qualification and those all-important UCAS points. 

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level. If you add on your exams, when you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies. 

This course can be completed without taking the A Level exam and practical assessment. 

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

AQA A Level in Chemistry (you must take the A Level exam and practical assessment to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams and practical assessment.

Course content

AQA Qualification Code: 7405

Extra info

Exams and Assessment

To achieve the full Chemistry A Level you will be assessed across the three topics and practical assessments. All topics will be assessed by 3 paper-based exams. A more detailed breakdown of the exam and assessment details is provided below.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A-Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

The examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in Birmingham; we will book these for you when you feel you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Chemistry by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this the exams, you will receive an A Level in Chemistry issued by AQA. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the best suited to distance learning.

Thinking of Going to University?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

Exam details

Paper 1

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 105
  • Assessed: Relevant physical chemistry topics, inorganic chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions

Paper 2

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 105
  • Assessed: Relevant physical chemistry topics, organic chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions

Paper 3

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 90
  • Assessed: Any content and practical skills
  • Assessment format: Questions on practical techniques and data analysis (40 marks), questions testing the specification (20 marks) multiple choice questions (30 marks)

Practical Assessment

  • 4 x practical sessions – these will run on Sundays every other month from September through to May each year and you must attend 4 consecutive sessions. These must be attended prior to sitting your examinations however they must be attended in the same year as your examination. 
  • We will book these for you
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