Triple Science: chemistry RH779 / D09

Start date
7 Nov 18
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, Graham Hills Building 29, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ View on Google Map


This course is for non-specialists who want to become more confident in teaching chemistry at KS4. It will provide a range of simple, safe and effective practical work as well as addressing key concepts that stretch students.


You will be able to:

  • Develop strategies for teaching quantitative chemistry
  • Become familiar with the organic chemistry content of GCSE chemistry
  • Consider the difficult topics of chemical equilibria, bond energies and acid/base strength
  • Develop an appreciation of the unifying concept of redox
  • Identify effective ways of linking chemical concepts and take away resources to help with the next day’s lessons!

Session 1: Quantitative Chemistry

  • Develop a strategy for teaching and explaining the mole concept
  • Carry out practical work that involves the use of the mole
  • How to successfully present practical demonstrations

Session 2: Organic Chemistry

  • Explore beyond the basics of crude oil and hydrocarbons
  • Investigate alcohols, acids and esters

Session 3: Physical Chemistry Concepts

  • Dynamic equilibria and how to model it
  • Bond making and breaking – calculating energy changes
  • Strong and weak acids and bases

Session 4: Redox as a unifying concept

  • Which reactions are not redox?
  • Electrolysis and cells
  • Ionic equations and half -equations


Triple Science: Chemistry07 November 201809:30-15:30SW


Thanks to funding from the Department for Education, some schools are eligible to receive funding to cover the entire Continuing Professional Development fee. To find out whether your school is eligible for this triple science support please contact us

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£150.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£195.00

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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