Self-paced Course Overview

The Rugby School Online A-level Chemistry self-paced course is designed to drill into the most difficult concepts and topics across all exam board syllabuses; those that our teachers have discovered tend to trip students up in A2 exams.

There is a minimum of 8 hours’ material in this self-paced course, but much more if you use it effectively as part of your revision programme – revisiting the videos, memorising some of the animations and retesting yourself on the questions posed.

Each of the following topics are comprehensively explained through videos involving verbal explanations and animations, and varied multiple-choice questions:

  • Dynamic Equilibrium
  • VSEPR Theory
  • Titration Calculations
  • Electrode Potentials
  • Modern Analytical Techniques


These self-paced materials can be used standalone as part of your own structured revision programme; or supplemented with our Easter 2 or 4-day Sprint Finish/Small Group intensive revision sessions.

If you have any queries, please get in touch, and we will be happy to assist.

Dr Stephen Belding

Dr Stephen Belding is a Head of Chemistry at Rugby School, with extensive experience in teaching and educational leadership. He completed his studies at St John's College, Oxford University, and has worked at top-performing independent schools, serving as an A-level examiner, PGCE mentor, and author. He recently completed an MEd in Educational Leadership and Management and became a Governor at Ashlawn School in Rugby.


Dr Stephen Belding

Dr Stephen Belding is an experienced teacher and Head of Chemistry at Rugby School. He attended St John’s College, Oxford University, where he completed a degree in Chemistry (MChem) and a DPhil in Computational Electrochemistry.

In 2012, Dr Belding began his teaching career at d’Overbroeck’s College in Oxford, a top-performing independent school. After two years, he moved to Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, a boys’ boarding school, where he served as an Assistant Housemaster.

Dr Belding joined Rugby School in 2017 and became Head of Chemistry in 2019. He has served as an A-level examiner, a PGCE mentor, and an author for both PGOnline and Seneca. In 2022, Dr Belding completed an MEd in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Buckingham. His dissertation was entitled ‘What insights can a holistic study of inspection reports provide for the improvement of independent senior schools in England?’. In 2022, he became a Governor at Ashlawn School in Rugby and is responsible for monitoring data and pupil premium funding.

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