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A-Level Chemistry Fast Track 1 Year Course – AQA

This online Fast Track A-Level Chemistry self-study Course is concerned with the science of matter, particularly its structure, properties and reactions.

Chemistry is of central importance to the sciences as a whole as the chemical reactions that it governs are fundamental to all of science.

This A-Level chemistry course contains all the information you will need to pass the A-Level Chemistry exams.

You will have a personal tutor for the entirety of this course, who will be more than happy to aid you in completing this course, and will be available to mark all the end of unit assessments.

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Gain data analysis skills
  • Appreciate how science works and its relevance beyond the laboratory
  • Develop an enthusiasm for Chemistry
  • Study Chemistry in a contemporary context

Qualification: A-Level Chemistry
Fast Track: 1 Year or less
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
Edexcel Specification: Code A7405
Exams: Book your own exams & practical assessments 
Price: Interest-Free Finance
Type of Study: Study online or receive a paper copy 

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 3 units of study as listed below

Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry

View official AQA specification here

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assessment

The AQA A-Level Chemistry exam is available in May/June each year. It is assessed over 3 exam papers:

Paper 1 7405/1 – 2-hour exam
Paper 2 7405/2 – 2-hour exam
Paper 3 7405/3 – 2-hour exam

Optional practical assessment – It is possible for students to receive an A-Level Chemistry qualification without completing the practical assessment. Your certificate will state you have not completed this and can harm your chances of gaining a place at university or getting a job.

Practical Assessment

Your A-Level grade will be based on your written examinations. However, in order to receive your A-Level, you must also undergo a separate endorsement of 12 practical skills. These will include some of these listed below:

Make up a volumetric solution and carry out a simple acid-base titration
Measurement of an enthalpy change
Investigation of how the rate of a reaction changes with temperature
Carry out simple test-tube reactions to identify: cations – Group 2, NH4+ anions – Group 7 (halide ions), OH–, CO3 2–, SO4 2–
Distillation of a product from a reaction
Tests for alcohol, aldehyde, alkene and carboxylic acid

Examination Fees

As a private candidate, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of the area. (It’s worth it)
You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (8 months minimum recommended)

Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 days cooling-off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

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Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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