Chemistry for non-specialists NY243 / A18

Start date
3 Dec 18
5 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


This course is designed to provide teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at Key Stages 3 and 4. It is specifically aimed at those who are not chemistry specialists. The five day course is split into a 3 day and a 2 day residential period, based in York.
The course covers a wide range of topics in theoretical and practical chemistry, as well as supporting teachers in challenging both students, and their own, misconceptions in chemistry. Lab sessions provide hands-on opportunities to explore and refine experiments and demonstrations. Support is provided both during and after the course to help participants embed their learning and understanding. A large bank of resources will be supplied to enable participants increase their chemistry repertoire back in their school.
This course is run in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry and is supported by chemistry practitioners from the National STEM Learning Centre.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will be able to:

  • increase your understanding of chemistry topics at Key Stage 3 and 4
  • become more confident and competent in the teaching of chemistry
  • rehearse relevant and interesting practical experiments and demonstrations, to help inspire and engage your students
  • develop understanding of common student misconceptions and how these can be addressed
  • develop effective use of scientific models relevant to the teaching of chemistry


Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 103 December 2018 11:00-19:00
Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 204 December 2018 09:00-19:00
Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 305 December 2018 09:00-16:00
Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 404 April 2019 11:00-19:00
Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 505 April 2019 09:00-16:00


This course is part of a series of continuing professional development opportunities developed by the Royal Society of Chemistry and is supported by chemistry practitioners from the National STEM Learning Centre.

Royal Society of Chemistry




State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£1,750.00 +VATStandard bursary available£1750.00Bursary typeENTHUSE Bursary
Our bursaries make it easy for you to attend our high impact CPD as you can claim back the bursary after the activity. Find out more.
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£1,750.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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