Chemistry A level Fast track – Distance Learning with Tutorials

Adult Skills & Training

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Awarding body


E-Learning - September 2017

There is a cost of £1250 to complete this course.

Course fees include one sitting for each examination, a minimum of 40 hours group tutorial and laboratory time, and 10 hours individual support as detailed above.



Course introduction

This course allows students to complete a full A level qualification in one year. It has the convenience and flexibility of being delivered mostly by distance learning.

Teaching & learning

Learning will be mostly by student self-study using a dedicated textbook with online support and an extensive range of resources available through the College's virtual learning environment (eBrock).

It is therefore essential to have access to the internet.

Course structure

This course follows the structure of the OCR syllabus A.

Minimum entry requirements

Students will need good independent study skills and a minimum grade B in Mathematics and Science GCSE qualifications.

How will I be assessed?

The A level assessment is made up of three examinations containing multiple choice, short answers and questions requiring an extended response.

Students are also required to show evidence of having carried out a minimum of 12 experiments.

Information & support

  • All students are required to attend a two hour group induction workshop and a 45 minute starter session with the course tutor following enrolment.
  • There is also a series of 12 laboratory-based evening workshops which take two and a half hours each. These will take place at 6 week intervals and will include all 12 compulsory experients required for the new full A level qualification.
  • There will also be two exam workshops prior to these exams, lasting 3 hours each.
  • Students will recieve up to ten hours individual support via email, telephone, Skype or face to face.
  • There will be flexibility to transfer to the A level year 1 course with a partial refund of fees in the Autumn term.
  • Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options.
  • Practical help and advice is 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.

What can I do with this qualification?

Completion of this A level course allows progression into higher education or directly into employment.

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