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.
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
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.
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.
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 can enrol today but this course starts on 27/09/20. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge (our online platform) before this date but won’t be able to access the learning materials until the course officially starts.
You will benefit from our unlimited tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.
All enrolments will be for exams in Summer 2022. If you wish to fast track your learning, please do contact us.
You’ll be required to complete two AS standard written exams and three A-Level standard written exams.
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.
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.
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 AQA. This syllabus (7404) 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 – the equivalent to a grade C) or and GCSE Maths or equivalent, is recommended for this course.
UCAS Points - 56
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.
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!
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.
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! 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).