New to teaching A level chemistry NY251 / C23

Start date
3 Jun 24
4 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Are you starting out teaching A level chemistry? Even for teachers with a chemistry background it can be daunting to deliver for the first time. This course will support you with effective teaching and learning at A level in chemistry. Common student misconceptions, the key substantive knowledge as well as practical techniques will be investigated, with ample hands-on practice to hone your approach to student learning.
This course will also help teachers new to A level to lead and support outstanding practical chemistry, linking it to effective pedagogy within the subject.
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Who is it for?

ECTs and experienced teachers who are new to A level chemistry

What topics are covered?

During the course we will cover:
  • redox reactions
  • structure and bonding, electrochemistry
  • organic chemistry- aliphatic and aromatic
  • energetics
  • analytical chemistry- spectroscopy and titration
  • practical endorsement
Not sure yet? Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a four day intensive course over two periods 

Who is the course leader?


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • develop your understanding of key concepts within advanced level chemistry
  • identify student misconceptions through diagnostic questions
  • enhance practical skills to ensure students gain mastery of core experimental techniques


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


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