About This Course
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 via mail or by email 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, chemist… your career options are limitless.
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 you 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
- Topic 1: Physical Chemistry – amount of substance; bonding; energetics; kinetics; chemical equilibria; oxidation, reduction and redox equations; thermodynamics; rate equations; equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems; electrode potentials and electromechanical cells, and acids and bases.
- Topic 2: Inorganic Chemistry – periodicity; group 2 (alkaline earth metals); the Halogens; properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides; transition metals, and reactions of ions in aqueous solutions.
- Topic 3: Organic Chemistry – introduction to organic chemistry; alkanes; halogenoalkanes; alkenes; alcohols; organic analysis; optical isomerism; aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids and derivatives; aromatic chemistry; amines; polymers; amino acids, proteins and DNA; organic synthesis; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and chromatography.
To receive this A Level qualification you will be assessed across all 3 topics as well as be expected to complete a practical assessment.
The assessment of these 3 topics is achieved through 3 paper based exams that are comprised of the following:
Paper 1: this 2 hour written exam carries 35% of the weight of your A Level and assesses relevant physical chemistry topics, inorganic chemistry and practical skills. This is tested through a mixture of short and long answer questions.
Paper 2: this 2 hour written exam carries 35% of the weight of your A Level and is designed to test your knowledge of relevant physical chemistry topics, organic chemistry and relevant practical skills (through the use of short and long answer questions).
Paper 3: this 2 hour written exam carries 30% of the weight of your A Level and assesses all course content and practical skills through the use of questions that will test your knowledge of practical techniques, data analysis and specification.
Practical Assessment: to get the full A Level you will need to attain an endorsement of 12 separate practical skills.
Please Note: You will need to take the standard A Level examination and assessments. These examinations run on specific dates (dates available on the AQA website); however, we can provide you with the information to make booking onto them easier.
All of the examination centres on our list are approved, but it is important to note that the cost of these exams will vary from centre to centre, so check before you book. You will also need to arrange to take your practical assessment at one of these centres (the cost of these exams are separate from the course cost).
To enrol onto this course you will need a minimum GCSE grade of a C or above in Chemistry.
You’ll also be required to have at least a C or above in GCSE Mathematics, as 10% of the marks awarded will be based on your application of mathematical principles.
In addition to the above, having a strong knowledge of arithmetic, computation, data handling, algebra, graphs and geometry can improve invaluable in your ability to complete this course and achieve impressive results.
Similarly, having an understanding of the terms: molecule, ions, compound element, isomer, isotope, oxidation, condensation, hydrolysis etc. can boost your course outcome.
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 VAT, tutoring to certification
- Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
- We are rated 5/5 for our service 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!
All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!
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.