A-Level Chemistry

Our course code: A009

Course fee: £895 or from £67 per month

Apply code 'FUND20' when enrolling

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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 Chemistry certificate 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.

When enrolling on this A-Level Chemistry, you will benefit from:

  • A 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 code: 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.

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.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.


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

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: Working as a chemist
  • Moles
  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Monitoring the course of a reaction
2: Bonding and redox reactions
  • Organic chemistry
  • Bonding and structure
  • Redox reactions
3: Inorganic chemistry, quantities and energy in reactions
  • Electronic structures
  • Inorganic chemistry and the periodic table
  • Formulae, equations and amounts of substance
  • Energetics
4: Organic chemistry
  • Naming organic compounds
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons, alkanes and alkenes
  • Halogenoalkanes and alcohols
5: Modern analytical techniques, kinetics and equilibrium
  • Modern analytical techniques 1
  • Kinetics 1
  • A case study in kinetics
  • Equilibrium
  • A case study in equilibrium
6: Equilibria and lattice energy
  • Safety in the laboratory
  • Choosing a suitable indicator for acid-base titrations
  • Acid-base titration
7: Entropy, further redox and transition metal chemistry
  • Entropy changes
  • Electrochemical cells
8: Kinetics, chirality and carbonyl compounds
  • Kinetics 2
  • Chirality
  • Carbonyl compounds
9: Carboxylic acids, arenes and amines
  • Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
  • Arenes – benzene compounds
  • Amines, amides, amino acids and proteins
10: Organic synthesis and modern analytical techniques
  • Organic synthesis
  • Modern analytical techniques 2
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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, 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.

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. 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.

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.