Effective A level practical work: chemistry NY313

Develop your understanding of best practice around practical work and its assessment at A level chemistry.


With complex practical questions now commonplace in chemistry examinations this course will provide you with a range of both practical and pedagogical experience to support the required practicals and also develop students practical assessment skills in novel contexts.

This course is run alongside Effective Practical Work: Physics and Effective Practical Work: Biology

Who is it for?

Secondary chemistry teachers who are in their first few years of teaching A level chemistry. 

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers:
  • Understanding the criteria for assessment of practical work and how to apply it
  • Novel practical work to develop students’ skills in  apparatus and techniques
  • Effective demonstrations
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 at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a two day intensive course.


You will personalise your own two day CPD programme to:

  • develop your pedagogical subject knowledge to support practical assessment in the science subjects which you teach
  • apply CPAC to all practical work not just required practical in order to develop student skills
  • adopt strategies and techniques to develop students response to practical written questions


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

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