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Year 13 (A2) Chemistry Revision Workshop - Wolverhampton
Fri 5 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
The School of Chemistry at Newcastle University have run annual A-level Chemistry Revision Workshops during the school Easter holidays since 2009, when Dr Peter Hoare started them during his Royal Society of Chemistry School Teacher Fellowship secondment year.
They have been repeated each academic year since and continue to be very popular.
There are separate revision workshops for both AS (year 12) and A2 (year 13) Chemistry and are tailored to the content of the most common A-level Chemistry specifications studied in English schools, namely AQA, Edexcel and OCR (A).
Workshops typically run between 10.00 and 16.00 each day. They include two interactive revision sessions, with a one hour lunch break (12.30 - 13.30) in between – attendees are expected to make their own arrangements for lunch.
Each revision session consists of a short summary of the key points and typical student misconceptions from each selected topic area. This is followed by a variety of on-screen questions which the students answer using electronic voting handsets, provided at the venue by the presenter.
Each student is also provided with a booklet containing a comprehensive set of revision notes covering most topics for each year to take away with them.
Workshop attendees are expected to bring a pen, writing paper and a scientific calculator to each workshop.
The presenter, Dr Peter Hoare, is currently the full-time Chemistry Outreach Officer at Newcastle University and is a former secondary school chemistry teacher with 20 years experience (1989 - 2009) and is also an A-level chemistry marker for one of the major English examining boards (since 1995). He has delivered hundreds of these workshops on the Newcastle University campus and in various schools and colleges across the country since 2009 and, for the past two years, at various Universities across England and Wales, previously supported by the RSC ChemNet scheme.
Programme for the A2 (year 13) workshop:
Preparing for your examinations on the yr13 / A2 content of the new chemistry specifications:
- Carbonyl compounds
- Born-Haber cycles
- Entropy & Free Energy
- Electrode potentials
Further Inorganic Chemistry
- Chemical periodicity
Date and Time
Lecture Theatre MK045
George Wallis Art & Design (MK) Building