Elementary Chemistry 1 - Ensuring the Basics Are Taught Well RE202 / G02

Start date
13 Nov 18
1 Day
The Canterbury Academy, Knight Avenue, Canterbury CT2 8QA View on Google Map


This course is for non-specialists who want to become more confident in teaching chemistry at KS3 and KS4. It will provide a range of simple, safe and effective practical work as well as addressing the key concepts that form the basis of chemistry. Non-specialists often find chemistry a collection of unrelated facts to learn.

Students find the abstract concepts difficult and misconceptions frequently arise. The course will attempt to address both issues.

‘Taking it Further’ resources will be available for delegates wanting to develop their understanding beyond GCSE chemistry. Indeed, the more chemistry you know, the more it makes sense.


You will be able to:

  • Develop a wider understanding of the behaviour of sub-microscopic particles
  • Appreciate that energy considerations are as important in chemistry as the chemicals themselves.
  • Make more sense of chemistry by using all the patterns and principles available
  • Consider the value of practical demonstrations and how to make them successful
  • Consider different – more effective – ways of teaching basic chemistry and take away resources to help with the next day’s lessons!


Delivering chemistry practical work 13 November 201809:30-15:30The Canterbury Academy




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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£95.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£95.00 +VAT

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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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