A-Level Chemistry

A-Level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and extremely rewarding course. It develops your scientific skills and knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. A-level Chemistry is a great choice for students considering careers in health and clinical professions. Chemistry is everywhere; the world around us is filled with materials that have been discovered, developed and tested by chemists: medicines, foods, fuels, plastics, fertilisers and fabrics.

Chemistry is the science of substances and their properties and interactions, from explosions to the creation of new compounds. You will have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam. The problem-solving, research and analytical skills you will develop on this course will help you with further study at university and in your career. Having an A-level in chemistry is a very desirable trait and is a highly respected qualification to have in academic circles. The new specifications will help inspire you, the student, nurture your passion for chemistry and lay the foundations for further study and the workplace.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

A-Level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and extremely rewarding course that develops students' scientific skills and knowledge.
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: Edexcel
Our course ref: A009
Qualification code: 9CH0

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.


You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 1 hour 45 minutes, 30% of marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes, 30% of marks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.


During your course, you’ll be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Optional Practical Endorsement

For some university courses, like medicine, you will need to demonstrate practical skills as well as knowledge. In addition to the A level, you can gain a practical endorsement to show this. This practical endorsement does not form part of the full A level, but is an additional grade that you can achieve. We are able to provide you with access to the practical endorsement aspect of this course. If you feel that this applies to you, please contact us for further information.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Chemistry, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus (9CH0) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
GCSE Science (double award) or GCSE Chemistry (minimum grade 4 – the equivalent to a grade C) or and GCSE Maths or equivalent, is recommended for this course.
UCAS Points
Section 1
Working as a chemist
  • Moles
  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Monitoring the course of a reaction

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

Additional texts may need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.

Yes. There is one additional fee of £355 (excluding practical) or £1,250 (including practical), which covers the costs of all exams for this subject. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes, there is a set text that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) Edexcel A Level Chemistry Student Book 1, G Curtis, A Hunt and G Hill, Hodder Education 2015. (2) Edexcel A Level Chemistry Student Book 2, G Curtis, A Hunt and G Hill, Hodder Education 2015. Additional texts you will be required to read include: Maths Skills for A Level Chemistry, D McGowan and E Poole, Nelson Thornes 2013.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

I got a grade I believed was out of my grasp
Paul Hammond

I got a grade that I’d believed was outside of my grasp at A level.

I achieved 4 A’s with Oxbridge
Max Garner

Pleased to say I completed and passed 4 A-Levels this year with Oxbridge (and achieved 4 A’s)! My family had to move abroad so I had to leave my school in England and study from home, although I came back to England to sit the exams which was fine. I felt as though I had full support from my tutors, on occasion the time difference resulted in a slight delay but it didn’t hold me back. I would prefer it if all school were like this.

Hachiro Lu

Advisors well informed

Course Interesting

Support excellent

Flexibility Excellent.

Fascinating and stimulating course
Hywel Rose

I found this to be a fascinating and stimulating course, though the workload was quite consuming. This is a course that deserves an investment of time to get the best from it. I am pleased to say I got Grade A.

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