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About this course
Students of the Edexcel A level chemistry online will be expected to demonstrate and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills described in the content for each topic below. In addition, they will be expected to analyse, interpret and evaluate a range of scientific information, ideas and evidence using their knowledge, understanding and skills.
Students of A level chemistry online will sit three written papers.
Additional practical components will be available to achieve the practical endorsement that goes alongside the A-Level qualification, to gain a certificate of competency.
There are no prior learning or other requirements for this qualification. Students who would benefit most from studying this qualification are likely to have a level 2 qualification such as a GCSE in double award science or chemistry.
Students can progress from this qualification to:
In the October of year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform King’s InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October.
King’s InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here
Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:
*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an educational psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process.
The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.
There are no formal entry requirements for this subject.
However, if you’re looking to study this subject as one of four A levels, we strongly advise you only do so if you are predicted at least a grade 7 at GCSE / IGCSE in this subject or a relevant subject.
We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.
A Level chemistry can lead you to rewarding careers in:
These roles cover multiple disciplines, and could see you working on ground-breaking scientific discoveries one day.
If you want to become an excellent researcher, problem-solver and analytical thinker, then A Level Chemistry is the subject for you.
You’ll explore the topics you loved at GCSE in far greater detail, developing your own theories and interests. This enthusiasm, and knowledge, provides you with amazing credentials for higher education and your career.
You’ll learn how to be objective, analytical and methodical, and sharpen your problem-solving skills.
All of these qualities will come in useful in academic and professional settings. You’ll have a better understanding of news and current events about fuel, the environment and healthcare, too.
A Level chemistry subject covers:
You’ll study the material world, and answer questions like how plastics are made and what happens when oil runs out. You’ll see how chemistry affects everything we do in our day-to-day lives, from charging a smartphone to cooking food, and how it’s essential for humanity’s future, from discovering new technology to developing new drugs and energy sources.
After studying A Level chemistry, you may be interested in degrees such as:
Any of these will give you opportunities to use the skills you’ve gained in A Level chemistry, and prepare for a fulfilling career in the sciences.
Yes! The A Level chemistry course taught online is exactly the same course taught at a physical school or college. You’ll take the same exams and earn the same qualification. The key difference with online learning is that you can study wherever and whenever suits you – all you need is an internet connection.
When it comes to taking your exams at the end of the course for A Level chemistry, you’ll need to visit a local physical testing centre. However throughout the course, you can study for your qualification at home or anywhere else you feel comfortable with an online connection. Plus, you can study whenever you like, and fit learning around your schedule.
Guidelines recommend that you spend around 350 hours in total studying for your chemistry A Level. However, this can depend on your learning style. At King’s InterHigh, our tutors and teachers will get to know you personally and advise on the best approach to studying to reach your potential.