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

Chemistry AS & A level Year 1 – 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 first year of a new 2015 GCE Chemistry A level and AS level qualifications with the convenience of being delivered by mostly distance learning.

Student support comprises:

45 mins starter session with the course tutor after enrolment. 

Two hour group induction workshop. 

Six laboratory based study workshops of two and a half hours duration in the evenings. The six study workshops will include the first 6 of the 12 compulsory experiments required for the new full A level qualification.

Two 2 hour pre exam workshops just prior to the external AS examinations. In addition, students can have up to five hours individual support via email, telephone, Skype or face to face.

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 the OCR syllabus A. All students will be entered for the new AS level examinations. The AS assessment comprises 2 examinations containing multiple choice, short answers and extended response questions set in May/June 2016. Students continuing onto the 2nd year A level course with be assessed for the full A level through 3 examination papers in June 2017. Full course details can be found on the daytime sixth form subject sheets and also at

Information & Support

Course fees include one sitting for each examination, a minimum of 20 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 AS Level Chemistry allows progression to the A2 course and a full GCE Chemistry A Level qualification.

Available Dates and Locations

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

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