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AQA A-Level Chemistry Student Revision Conference

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This AQA A Level Chemistry conference, fully revised for 2023 will provide students with a highly valuable and motivational revision day with top quality guidance and advice from leading senior A-Level Chemistry examiners and teaching experts for A-Level Chemistry.

The day, led by expert A level Chemistry examiners and practitioners, will provide students with top quality advice and guidance on key challenge areas, questions and question types, examples and clear detail on what examiners will be seeking in responses to award high level marks.

Although the conference is focusing on the AQA A Level Chemistry course, the conference would be of benefit also to students of other A level Chemistry exam boards.


  • Gain first hand guidance and advice from experienced examiners, presenters and leading subject experts
  • Reinforce and enhance your understanding of the key themes of A level Chemistry to ensure top level responses
  • Benefit from examiner insight: how to improve grades and what gets the marks
  • Exceptional advice on the skills, depth of understanding required to achieve high grades in A Level Chemistry
  • Take away a full set of conference notes, written by the presenters themselves


Welcome and Introduction

10.00 – 10.05am

Examiner Tips and Techniques to Maximise Exam Performance Success

10.05 – 10.40am
  • Ensuring you understand the interplay between Mental Models and Long Term Memory
  • Ways to use Mental Models in the best possible way to break down A level questions
  • Exam technique to ensure you maximise high levy questions
  • How to get an Examiner on-side and directly impact your marks
  • Do you know the difference between an A grade and A* response?

Achieving Well in Paper 1: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

10.40 – 11.40am
  • Improving your responses to Time of flight calculations questions
  • Gain better understanding of The language of Le Chatelier in a nutshell
  • Tackling Acid and Base calculations to access the top grades
  • Demystifying Period 3 Oxides
  • Patterns in Transition Metals and Aqueous ions

Morning Break

11.40 – 12.00pm

Session on Paper 2 – Organic and Physical Chemistry

12.00 – 1.00pm
  • NMR as an A* differentiating subject – how to scaffold your answers to capitalise on marks
  • Organic chemistry ‘know hows’ when aiming for A/A* grades
  • Mechanistic overview – what are the common pitfalls, and the picture examiners want to see painted


1.00 – 1.45pm

Ask the Experts

1.45 – 2.00pm
  • The speakers answer the questions submitted by students. A prize is awarded to the best question submitted and read out!

Paper 3: Applying Practical Skills to the Questions

2.00 – 3.00pm
  • Myth busting the practical paper – how to align practical skills with high scoring EQ answers
  • What are the common techniques examined and what do you need to know about them
  • How to be confident of an A/A* answer to a multi level question
  • Multiple choice exam technique

Short Break

3.00 – 3.05pm

Exam Tactics for Reaching the Highest Grades

3.05 – 3.30pm
  • Where are you now and where do you want to be?
  • How, and why does Interleaving result in a higher exam grade
  • Accessing the top A/A* grades

Close & Depart



The Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ | Tuesday 24 January 2023

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This conference, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Jamie Sinclair is a former Head of Chemistry Department at a leading non-selective state secondary school in England which has been rated OFSTED outstanding in last 7 inspections. He also taught at QE Boys Barnet. He is a current team-leader examiner for a major examination awarding body, , CiE and IB and proof-reader for a leading revision publishing house. He has had pupils go on to represent the UK in the international Olympiad and consistently has 40% of his A level classes looking to read chemistry/natural science at Russell Group Universities.

Dee Martin is an experienced AQA A-Level Chemistry examiner and Head of Chemistry & STEM at an ‘Outstanding’ non-selective state High School in Worcestershire. Her team’s A level results are always within the top 2 performing departments in the high achieving school from constantly reviewing teaching methods to deliver a student education based on cutting-edge pedagogy. She delivers revision courses in schools across the country, guiding pupils and teachers in preparing their students for exams and helping to raise their grades.


  • A Specially prepared notes, practical advice and guidance by the course leader
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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