A Level Chemistry

Course codes: OSC1281 / OSC1300 / OSC1301
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Official AQA Chemistry A Level
  • Same course as sixth form or college
  • Enrol today and start your studies straight away
  • Develop both the theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry
  • Learn the necessary practical skills to apply chemistry in further education
  • Open doors to a variety of exciting careers, from medicine to engineering, you’ll gain invaluable skills to fast-track your career in a field of your choice
  • Choose to include exams and practicals and save up to £800*

Study AQA A Level Chemistry from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams and practical assessment. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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Course overview

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course includes the examination fees and practical assessment needed to successfully gain your A Level Chemistry qualification and those all-important UCAS points. 

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level. If you add on your exams, when you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies. 

This course can be completed without taking the A Level exam and practical assessment. 

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

AQA A Level in Chemistry (you must take the A Level exam and practical assessment to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams and practical assessment.

Course content

AQA Qualification Code: 7405

  • 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 homogeneous systems
  • Electrode potentials and electromechanical cells
  • Acids and bases
  • 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
  • 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
Extra info

Exams and Assessment

To achieve the full Chemistry A Level you will be assessed across the three topics and practical assessments. All topics will be assessed by 3 paper-based exams. A more detailed breakdown of the exam and assessment details is provided below.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A-Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

The examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in Birmingham; we will book these for you when you feel you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Chemistry by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this the exams, you will receive an A Level in Chemistry issued by AQA. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the best suited to distance learning.

Thinking of Going to University?

Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK.

Exam details

Paper 1
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 105
  • Assessed: Relevant physical chemistry topics, inorganic chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions
Paper 2
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 105
  • Assessed: Relevant physical chemistry topics, organic chemistry and relevant practical skills
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions
Paper 3
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 90
  • Assessed: Any content and practical skills
  • Assessment format: Questions on practical techniques and data analysis (40 marks), questions testing the specification (20 marks) multiple choice questions (30 marks)
Practical Assessment
  • 4 x practical sessions – these will run on Sundays every other month from September through to May each year and you must attend 4 consecutive sessions. These must be attended prior to sitting your examinations however they must be attended in the same year as your examination. 
  • We will book these for you
Q&As

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

You will need a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in Chemistry. You are also required to have a grade C or above in the higher tier Mathematics GCSE as up to 10% of the marks awarded in this course will be related to mathematical principles.

 In addition to this, you should also be familiar with the following:

  • Arithmetic and computation
  • Handling data
  • Algebra
  • Graphs
  • Geometry

You will also have an understanding of the following terms; molecule, ion, compound element, isomer, isotope, oxidation, bond, reduction, hydrolysis, condensation and wavelength.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Full course materials
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Examination fees (if exams added on)
  • Free practical revision day (if exams added on)
  • Practical assessments (if exams added on)
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen with highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook

* Not included with the online study option

There is no required reading for this A Level, however you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course; we will book these exams for you. 

Please note: if you add on the exams with us, you will need to sit these exams in the Birmingham examination centre. 

Students will also need to attend the practical elements of this course in Birmingham in the same educational year as the examinations; we will also book these practical assessments for you.  

No, all costs are included within the price! If you don’t add on the exams, you will need to book and pay for these separately.

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK at the Birmingham examination centre, as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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