Chemistry A level re-sit

Chemistry A level re-sit

The principal objective of this course is to enable you to improve on your Chemistry grade from the summer and to help you achieve the grade you need for your chosen university course or career. This course is available to students who took Chemistry A level in June 2019 through any of the accredited examination boards.

You will follow the specification for OCR Syllabus Chemistry A. Consideration will be given to covering the specific parts of the syllabus not covered by other exam boards.

The lessons will be largely theory-based with emphasis on exam skills and application of knowledge.  Practical skills knowledge is, however, very important as assessment of practical skills forms a minimum of 15% of the written assessment.  This covers planning, implementation, analysis and evaluation and is common to all exam boards.  You will be asked to provide a list of practicals you carried out during your Chemistry A level studies prior to starting the course so that your level of practical knowledge and experience can be used in the planning of the lessons.

Please note that the grade you receive on this course will be your final grade even if this is lower than your original.

It is assumed that you have achieved the practical endorsement component of the A level. This is transferrable across exam boards.

Course books

You will have online access to the OCR Chemistry resources.


If you intend to sit the exam at Hills Road, please note that the exam entry fee is expected to be £161.81.  This will be payable in the spring term.



Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Each session will cover different topics from the syllabus.  You will be expected to read the relevant chapters in the book prior to the session.  The aim is to direct the lessons as much as possible to what you are finding challenging. 


Your Tutor

Cheryl Sacht Cheryl Sacht has a BSc in Chemistry, a BSc(Hons) and MSc in Analytical Science, PhD in Chemistry and a PGCE (Post-16). She has been teaching Chemistry A-level in Sixth Form colleges since 2002 and has a great passion for helping Chemistry A-level students work to their full potential and achieve the grade they need for higher education and future careers. She has taught the OCR(A and B(Salters)) and Edexcel specifications and has an excellent knowledge of the OCR Syllabus A (from 2015) which will be covered on this course. 


Tuition fees: £775.00
Materials Costs: £25.00
Total Cost: £800.00


No. of sessions: 25

Day Date Times
Thu 03/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 10/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 17/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 31/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 07/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 14/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 21/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 28/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 05/12/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 12/12/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 19/12/2019 18:30-21:00
Thu 09/01/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 16/01/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 23/01/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 30/01/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 06/02/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 13/02/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 27/02/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 05/03/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 12/03/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 19/03/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 26/03/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 02/04/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 23/04/2020 18:30-21:00
Thu 30/04/2020 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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