Chemistry AS & A level Year 1 – Distance Learning with Tutorials

Chemistry AS & A level Year 1 – Distance Learning with Tutorials

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

Course Details

This course allows students to complete the first year of the GCE Chemistry A level and AS level qualifications with the convenience and flexibility of being delivered by mostly distance learning.

Student support comprises:

Two hour group induction workshop in September 2017.
Six laboratory workshops of two and a half hours duration in the evenings. The workshops will include experiments 1-6 of the 12 compulsory experiments required for the new full A level qualification.
Pre exam workshops just prior to the external AS examinations.
In addition students will receive a minimum of five hours individual support via email, telephone, Skype or face to face.

Course Structure & Teaching Methods

Course Structure & Teaching MethodsLearning will be mostly by student self-study using a dedicated textbook and an extensive range of resources available online through the college's Virtual Learning Environment (learn.brock). It is therefore essential to have access to the internet.


AssessmentThe course followed is the OCR syllabus A. All students will be entered for the AS level examinations. The AS assessment comprises 2 examinations containing multiple choice, short answers and extended response questions set in May/June 2018. Students continuing onto the 2nd year A level course with be assessed for the full A level through 3 examination papers in June 2019. Full course details can be found on the daytime sixth form subject sheet on and also at Body OCR

Information & Support

Information & SupportCourse fees include one sitting for each examination, 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.Available Dates and LocationsPlease contact us to register your interest for the next available start date.

Progression Opportunities

Progression OpportunitiesCompletion of the AS Level Chemistry allows progression to the A2 Distance Learning course to achieve a full GCE A level qualification in Chemistry and then onto university or employment