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A' Level Chemistry Course

Enrolment Fee £355.00

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Instalment plan: £115 deposit, then 4 monthly payments of £60

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future

Course Description

This A' Level Chemistry Course will attempt to answer the question 'what is the world made of' and it's the search for this answer that makes the subject so interesting. From investigating how one substance can be changed drastically into another, to researching a new wonder drug to save millions of lives, the opportunities that chemistry provide are endless.

The course is also ideal for anyone wishing to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points, Plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

This course is designed to build naturally on GCSE understanding with minimal duplication of content.

What makes us unique when delivering your A’ Level specification?

At Learn Now, we treat our students as individuals not numbers. Not everyone works at the same pace or needs the same level of assistance and your Tutor will ensure that you receive as much help as is required. We won’t just provide you with your course materials and leave you to get on with it; your course will be tailored to your needs. We have a resource bank full of useful aids and ideas to help you make the most of your studies and give you the best possible chance of success.

Please note A’ Levels are changing over the next few years, click here for more information.

This A' Level Chemistry course forms part of the new linear qualifications. This means that students will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.

AS levels will become decoupled from A' Levels; this means that they will both become entirely separate qualifications. You will no longer be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A' Level qualification and you will sit either AS or A' Level exams.

What can you do with A' Level Chemistry

Students in the past have progressed onto the following degree courses:-

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Pre-clinical medicine
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacology

Studying A' Level Chemistry at University gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:-

  • Analytical chemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Clinical biochemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist (physical sciences)
  • Doctor
  • Toxicologist
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Environmental consultant
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Patent attorney
  • Science writer
  • Secondary school teacher
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AS Level

Papers 1 and 2 will cover content from the following:-

Atomic Structure
Amount of Substance
Chemical Equilibria, Le Chatelier's principle and Kc
Oxidation, reduction and redox equations.
Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
Group 7 (17), the halogens.
Introduction to organic chemistry
Organic analysis.
Independent thinking
Use and application of scientific methods and practices
Numeracy and the application of mathematical concepts in a practical content
Instruments and equipment.

AS level consists of two 1 hour 30 minute examinations each totalling 50% of the overall AS Level grade.

Full A' Level

Papers 1 and 2 will cover certain topics from below and Paper 3 will cover any of below:-

Atomic Structure
Amount of Substance
Chemical Equilibria, Le Chatelier's principle and Kc
Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
Rate equations
Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
Acids and basis.
Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
Group 7 (17), the halogens
Properties of period 3 elements and their oxides
Transition metals
Reactions of ions in aqueous solution.
Introduction to organic chemistry
Organic analysis
Optical isomerism
Aldehydes and ketones
Carboxylic acids and derivatives
Aromatic chemistry
Amino acids, proteins and DNA
Organic synthesis
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Alteration of the sequence of bases in DNA can alter the structure of proteins
Gene expression is controlled by a number of features
Using genome projects
The study and alteration of gene function and understanding of organism function and the design of new industrial and medical processes.

Previous Knowledge Required

It is recommended that students should be educated to Science GCSE Grade C or equivalent and have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 24 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations/practicals at an AQA approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


Payment Method

Initial Payment

Monthly Instalment

Total Payable

Full A' Level

Pay in Full




Full A' Level

Instalment Option


£60.00 x 4 months


AS Level

Pay in Full




Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

AQA - The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA's primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.

Specification code

A' Level Chemistry AQA: 7405
AS Level Chemistry AQA: 7404

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