A-Level Chemistry


An A-Level in Chemistry  can be challenging, but is an extremely rewarding qualification. The course draws on transferable skills such as creative thinking, problem-solving and analytical thinking to help you obtain a solid understanding of core Chemistry subject areas from the science of substances and their properties at molecular level to explosions and new compound creation.

Chemistry A-Level is a great choice for students considering careers in clinical and health. Chemists are at the forefront of science, and without Chemistry; medicines, foods, fuels, plastics, fertilisers and fabrics wouldn’t have been created.

SKU: X909 Categories: ,

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Qualification

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2024 and beyond.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official 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.

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.

During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of 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.

Course Content

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.
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X909
  • Qualification code: 7404

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.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you have the following GCSEs before starting an A-Level Chemistry course: GCSE Science (double award) or GCSE Chemistry (minimum grade 4 – the equivalent to a grade C) and GCSE Maths.

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked 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).

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