Chemistry for non-specialists (1RP) NY322

Providing teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at all levels.


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


You will be able to:

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


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



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