International A-level Chemistry

Course Description

Chemistry plays a role in everyone’s life and touches almost every aspect of our existence in some way. Most of what we use today owes its evolution in some way to the study of Chemistry. It is often referred to as the central science because it joins together physics, mathematics, biology and medicine, in other words, the earth and environmental sciences. In our programme, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of chemistry by applying the learned concepts to a range of different situations, both practical and theoretical, set in a variety of contexts.

This Course at a Glance

  • Official International A-level subject awarded by Edexcel 
  • Level 3 qualification 
  • Open to International and Home student 
  • 56 UCAS tariff points
  • Achieve a qualification recognized by universities worldwide
  • Register today for September 2022 entry 
  • Blended learning (Self-studies + live online lessons)
  • Termly fee £850 group classes 


Examination based. Assessment will take place either at a British Council office or an approved Edexcel Centre in your home country.

Unit 1: Structure; Bonding; Introduction to Organic ChemistryWritten examination:
1 hour and 30 minutes
40% of the total IAS
20% of the total IAL
Unit 2: Energetics; Group Chemistry; Halogenoalkanes and Alcohols.Written examination:
1 hour and 30 minutes
40% of the total IAS
20% of the total IAL
Unit 3: Practical Skills in Chemistry 1Written examination:
1 hour and 30 minutes
20% of the total IAS
10% of the total IAL

Unit 4: Rates; Equilibria; Further Organic Chemistry. Written examination:
1 hour and 30 minutes
40% of the total IAS
20% of the total IAL
Unit 5: Transitions; Metals; Organic Nitrogen Chemistry Written examination:
1 hour and 30 minutes
40% of the total IAS
20% of the total IAL
Unit 6: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2Written examination:
1 hour and 20 minutes
20% of the total IAS
10% of the total IAL

Course Duration 

International A-level in Chemistry  is a two-year program. During the two years of studies, students will have access to live online classes as well as they will have academic mentor support and, one to one subject support. 

Course Outcome 

Upon completion of the international A-level in Chemistry, students will achieve an Edexcel qualification ( providing that all exams have been completed and passed). The final certificate will allow students to apply to their chosen university. Students completing International A-Levels in chemistry  frequently progress into degree courses in medicine, biotechnology, life-science, geology, veterinary medicine etc. 

Entry requirements

  • Students are required to sit an internal math assessment. This will help tutors to have knowledge of the student’s abilities in the subject. 
  • Hold GCSE Maths or equivalent. 
  • Students whose English is not their first language, are required to either sit an internal English assessment or provide an English certificate at a min level B2 in all components. 


What is included in the cost of the course?

  • Access to learning materials
  • Live online classes
  • One to one subject support
  • Weekly academic mentoring support 
  • Examination fee
  • University application support and guidance 

How many hours a week are students expected to study?

Students are required to undertake 5 hours of self-study per subject. In addition, students will also be required to attend 2 hours of live lessons per subjects

How does Oxford Online School work?

Oxford Online School is a fully recognized online school for the delivery of GCSE/IGCSE, A level, and International A-Level courses and examinations. It is also a co-educational school offering a blended full-time syllabus to students from all over the world including home students. 

What subjects are currently available at Oxford Online School?

Currently, we are offering: Economics; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics and Further Mathematics and Spanish A-level

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