A Level Chemistry

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This course will allow you to develop both your practical and theoretical knowledge of chemistry. You will be able to carry out experiments and investigate activities in a range of context. Achieving this qualification will enable you to apply for positions within many exciting careers such as engineering, pharmaceuticals etc. Whatever you decision, we would be pleased to assist with your career development.

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Every student dreams of being able to study on their own terms, but what if you could skip the need to go to college and instead take courses from the comfort of your own home? No pressure. No set deadlines. Simply the freedom to study at a pace that is right for you.

Our A Level Chemistry course is exclusively designed to offer you this kind of flexibility…

Simply enrol onto this 2 year home learning course, and you’ll receive the exact same course materials you’d be taught in college. The only difference is – they have been tailored for home use.

And this is great news if you’re a mature student looking to return to your studies or have work commitments preventing you from going to college; as you can easily fit your studies around your prior obligations and still receive a nationally recognised A Level within a subject you love.

Physical chemistry, oxidation, thermodynamics, Halogens, transition metals, inorganic and organic chemistry… our new A Level Chemistry course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications and content, so you can confidently add this qualification to your university or work applications, and take your first step towards a range of exciting careers.

Medicine, engineering, chemistry, etc., your career options are limitless.

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Course Benefits

Spit into 3 topics, each are designed to provide you with invaluable skills that can fast track your career within your chosen field.

By providing you with both practical and theoretical knowledge; you can build your competency and explore topics you’ve previously never discussed.

This course will:

  • Earn up to 56 UCAS points that can be used to secure your dream university spot
  • Develop both your theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry which is transferrable onto future studies
  • Carry out a range of experiments and investigative activities (based around a range of contexts)
  • Allow you to choose when you want to take your exams, ensuring you are always prepared

A Level Chemistry UCAS Points

  • A* Grade – 56 UCAS points
  • A Grade – 48 UCAS points
  • B Grade – 40 UCAS points
  • C Grade – 32 UCAS points
  • D Grade – 24 UCAS points
  • E Grade – 16 UCAS points

Course Units

Qualification Title: A Level Chemistry

Qualification Number: 601/5731/8

UCAS Points: Up to 56

Topic 1: Physical Chemistry

  • Amount of Substance
  • Bonding
  • Energetics
  • Kinetics
  • Chemical Equilibria, Le Chatelier’s Principle, and Kc ATP
  • Oxidation, Reduction and Redox Equations
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rate Equations
  • Equilibrium constant Kp for Homogenous Systems
  • Electrode Potentials and Electromechanical Cells
  • Acids and Bases

Topic 2: Inorganic Chemistry

  • Periodicity
  • Group 2, the Alkaline Earth Metals
  • The Halogens
  • Properties of Period 3 Elements and their Oxides
  • Transition Metals
  • Reactions of the Ions in Aqueous Solution

Topic 3: Organic Chemistry

  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • Alkanes
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Organic Analysis
  • Optical Isomerism
  • Aldehydes & Ketones
  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
  • Aromatic Chemistry
  • Amines
  • Polymers Amino Acids, Proteins and DNA
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Chromatography


To earn this A Level qualification you will first complete the assessments included in your course materials.  These will be marked by your dedicated tutor and will prepare you for your exam.

You are required to complete three standard written exams and one submitted practical:

  • Paper 1: 2 hour written assessment, 35% of total marks – 10 June 2024
  • Paper 2: 2 hour written assessment, 35% of total marks – 18 June 2024
  • Paper 3: 2 hour written assessment, 30% of total marks – 21 June 2024
  • Practical (non exam): Submit by 15 May 2024

(all dates are subject to change)

There is a separate fee for the examinations, which are paid directly to the exam centre at time of booking. We’ll help you book your exams and practical when you are ready (we advise to book well in advance to guarantee your place).

Please note: the dates shown above are the next available exam slots only (exams take place every year).

While practical assessments are not mandatory and do not count towards your final grade, there are questions in paper three which refer to practical techniques. Also, if you are planning to progress to a science related degree then many universities will only accept students who have completed the practicals.

Should you choose to complete the practical element, you will need to be able to attend four practical days at one of the following science labs:

  • Bolton School Science Lab (BL1 4PA)
  • Harrow Science Lab (HA1 3HP)
  • King Henry VIII Coventry (CV3 6AQ)
  • South Bank UTC Science Lab (SW2 1QS)

Required Knowledge

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, we recommend that you have completed GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Mathematics, as concepts explored in this course use skills picked up during these prior courses.

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this home learning course you’ll receive an A Level in Chemistry issued by the AQA.

It is possible for students to earn this qualification without completing the practical assessment; however it is important to note that your certificate will outline that this element has not been completed.

As a result, its absence could hinder your ability to get onto a Chemistry focused university course or a job.

15% of your written exams are dependent on having knowledge of these practical skills; therefore we thoroughly recommend completing both the written and practical elements of this course.


We offer our students 2 full years to complete this course; however it can be done on your own timeframe and with the full support of our team. From the moment you enrol you will receive a comprehensive study guide and a course pack containing self-assessment exercises and tutor marked study questions.

More importantly, you’ll receive your very own personal tutor who at a click of a button will always be on hand to supply support, advice and feedback on your coursework. Our student support team are also always happy to field your queries, meaning you never have to struggle or feel isolated in your studies. No matter the question, we are here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 2 years to complete this course, but can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs.

Yes, you must pass exams to gain your A Level. There is a separate fee for the examinations, which are paid directly to the exam centre at time of booking.

The only difference is you study from home, at your own pace. The exams and qualification are exactly the same.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

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