Chemistry A level Fast track – Distance Learning with Tutorials
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A level in one year with the convenience of being delivered by mostly distance learning.
Student support comprises:
A 45 mins starter session with the course tutor after enrolment.
A 2 hr group induction workshop in June 2016
12 laboratory based study workshops of two and a half hours duration. These will be in the evenings at six weekly intervals. The 12 study workshops will include all 12 compulsory experiments required for the new full A level qualification.
3 two hour pre exam workshops just prior to the external examinations.
In addition students can have up to 10 hours individual support via email, telephone, Skype or face to face.
Learning will be mostly by student self study using a dedicated textbook 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.
Students will have the flexibility of transferring to the A level year 1 course with a partial refund of fees in the Autumn term.
Course Structure & Teaching Methods
The course followed is the OCR syllabus A.
The A level assessment comprises 3 examinations containing multiple choice, short answers and extended response questions. Students are also required to show evidence of having carried out a minimum of 12 experiments.
Information & Support
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.
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.
All workshops are held on the main campus
Completion of the A level year course Level allows progression into Higher Education or directly into Employment.