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.
A-Level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and extremely rewarding course that develops students’ scientific skills and knowledge.
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
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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.
You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
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 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.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - GCSE Science (double award) or GCSE Chemistry (minimum grade 4 β the equivalent to a grade C) or and GCSE Maths or equivalent, is recommended for this course.
UCAS Points - 56
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, 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).