A-Level Chemistry

Our course code: X909

Course fee £695 or from £52 per month

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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. In the search for sustainable chemistry, for safer agrochemicals, and for new materials needed for new technology, chemistry plays the dominant role. On this distance learning A-Level Chemistry course, you’ll learn all about the elements on The Periodic Table and develop a solid understanding of the way chemistry interacts with everything in the world. 

A-Level Chemistry develops your skills in data analysis and evaluation, but also encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. This is an ideal course for students considering careers in health and clinical professions, as well as teaching and research roles. Many universities and employers desire applicants with an A-Level Chemistry certificate as it’s a highly respected qualification to have in academic circles.

This home study course follows the new AQA A-Level Chemistry syllabus and has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time and space. You’ll have unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the exam. You’ll also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final A-Level examinations in the UK.

When studying this A-Level Chemistry course, you’ll benefit from:

  • A brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (for exams in 2022)
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – we’ll 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)

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X909
  • Qualification code: 7405

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

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

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, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Course Duration

Your course will run for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. You will receive your login details to our MyOxbridge portal where your learning materials will be accessible.


You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.

You’ll be required to complete three standard A-Level written exams.

  • Paper 1: 2 hours, 35% of A-Level, 105 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours, 35% of A-Level, 105 marks.
  • Paper 3: 2 hours, 30% of A-Level, 90 marks.

These exams contain a mixture of short and long answer questions and extended response questions.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.

We also offer an exam pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you for free, to your next exams.


During your course, you’ll be required to complete various 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 monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades (CAGs) if needed.

Practical skills assessment

At least 15% of the marks for this course within the exam process will require the assessment of practical skills in written form. In order to be able to answer these questions, you’ll be required to gain some hands-on experience carrying out experiments. Your tutor will explain more about how you can fulfil this requirement of the course once you’re enrolled.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Chemistry, issued by AQA. Your certificate is identical to those issued to students at any other school, college or university.

This syllabus (7405) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to online learning, and we believe it provides the best chance of success. It is also possible to transition to AS-Level Chemistry if you wish to, using the same course materials.

Additional Information

Difficulty - 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 - 56

Course Content

1: Physical Chemistry 

This module consists of 12 units and begins by teaching you about the chemical properties of elements. You’ll discover how the atomic structure has evolved over time and be able to measure several fundamental particles in atoms and ions. Next, you’ll master how to use different equations for calculations in energy, kinetics, and thermodynamics, plus much more! Finally, you’ll discover how acids are important in domestic, environmental, and industrial contexts.

2: Inorganic Chemistry 

There are 6 units in this module. You’ll learn about a range of elements studying The Periodic Table and cover the characteristics of non-carbon compounds, such as the different melting points of elements, the reactiveness of non-metal halogens, and the oxidation states of metals.

From analysing the atomic structure to calculating the results of different reactions, you’ll develop a solid understanding of inorganic chemistry in this section!

3: Organic Chemistry

In this final module, you’ll cover a range of organic compounds over 16 units, such as alkanes, halogenoalkanes, alcohols, amino acids plus many more! Many of these compounds are used as drugs, medicines, fuels, and plastics. However, this module will also teach you about their environmental consequences, such as ozone depletion, which must be considered.

This module explores some of the analytical techniques used by chemists to enhance our understanding of organic modules, their structure, and the way they react in different environments and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details. Yes, you can find out more by clicking here.

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 that will help you through the study and assessment process. 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. Additional texts may also 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.

You can study this course from anywhere in the world, but the exams must be taken within the UK.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!