Chemistry A level Fast track – Distance Learning with Tutorials

Higher Education

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Course introduction

Course Details

This course allows students to complete the whole of the 2015 syllabus GCE Chemistry A level in one year with the convenience and flexibility of being delivered by mostly distance learning.

Student support comprises:

Two hour group induction workshop in June 2017
12 laboratory based study workshops of two and a half hours duration. These will be in the evenings at six weekly intervals. The workshops will include all 12 compulsory experiments required for the new full A level qualification.
Pre exam workshops just prior to the external examinations.
In addition students will receive a minimum of 10 hours individual support via email, telephone, Skype or face to face.
Learning will be mostly by student self-study using dedicated textbooks and an extensive range of resources available through the college’s Virtual Learning Environment (learn.brock). It is therefore essential to have access to the internet.

Course structure

Course Structure & Teaching MethodsLearning will be mostly by student self-study using dedicated textbooks and an extensive range of resources available through the college's Virtual Learning Environment (learn.brock). It is therefore essential to have access to the inter The course followed is the OCR syllabus A.

Minimum entry requirements

Entry RequirementsStudents will need to possess good independent study skills and a minimum grade B in Mathematics and Science GCSE qualifications. Students will initially enrol onto AS/yr1 Chemistry. A successful mock examination in October will allow enrolment onto the 2nd year A level course to finish qualification in summer 2018

How will I be assessed?

The course followed is the OCR syllabus A. The A level assessment comprises 3 examinations containing multiple choice, short answers and extended response questions set in June 2018. Students are also required to show evidence of having carried out a minimum of 12 experiments. Full course details can be found on the daytime sixth form subject sheets om www.brock.ac.uk and also at www.ocr.org.uk Awarding Body OCR

Information & support

Information & SupportCourse fees include one sitting for each examination, a minimum of 50 hours group tutorial and laboratory time, and 10 hours individual support as detailed above. Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course. Progression Opportunities Completion of the A level year course Level allows progression onto a wide range of careers and entry to degree level courses including Medicine, other Health related courses and Chemical, Biological and Environmental SciencesAvailable Dates and LocationsPlease contact us to register your interest for the next available start date.
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