Chemistry A2 – Distance Learning with Tutorials

Chemistry A2 – Distance Learning with Tutorials

Adult Skills & Training Location: Various
Type: E-Learning
Awarding Body: OCR
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Course Details

This course allows students to complete the second year of the legacy 2009 GCE Chemistry A level qualification 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
Six laboratory based study workshops of two and a half hours duration in the evenings.
Two full days final practice and carrying out of the 3 components of Unit 3 practical assessment.
Two 2 hour pre exam workshops just prior to the external examinations.
In addition students can have up to five hours individual support via email, telephone, Skype or face to face.

All workshops are held on the main campus.




Course Structure & Teaching Methods

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.


The course followed is OCR syllabus A.  The assessment comprises 2 theory examinations containing short answer and extended response questions and a practical unit. Full course details can be found at

Information & Support

Course fees include one sitting for each examination, a minimum of 25 hours group tutorial and laboratory time, and 5 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
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 full GCE Chemistry A Level qualification allows progression into Higher Education or directly into employment

Available Dates and Locations

Please contact us to register your interest for the next available start date.

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