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Outstanding OCR A-Level Chemistry Teaching: How to get across the toughest topics

Course Code:
T0161
£269.00+vat

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This brand-new course will explore the more difficult to teach topics in OCR A-Level Chemistry and is designed for all teachers who wish to ensure their students maximise their potential. By providing a range of fresh and innovative teaching approaches to help students achieve a greater depth of understanding in these areas, the course aims to help teachers foster outstanding teaching, learning and achievement and raise the overall attainment of their classes. Emphasis is placed on the content students (and occasionally teachers) often struggle with, the tough topics and strategies and approaches needed to teach them more successfully, how to wrestle with the challenges of the synoptic nature of the course and skills students need for successful exam performance.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Focus on an area you teach and learn how to make synoptic links to other areas
  • Receive informed lesson ideas and resources to make delivery easier and more effective
  • Focus on key errors and mistakes that are commonly made
  • Learn from previous marks schemes/ average scores attained and how issues can be addressed
  • Network with fellow professionals
  • Clarify any misconceptions in depth and theoretical application
  • Gain an Examiner’s insight into the common mistakes made for these key topics

PROGRAMME

Calculations; Time of Flight, Amount of Substance, Acids and Buffers

10.00 – 11.00am
  • Scaffold calculations to provide a fool-proof method for students to follow
  • How can mental models and long-term memory help access the hardest calculation questions?
  • Teaching for success; both challenging A* students and supporting lower attainment students to ensure they all achieve their potential

 

Break

11.00 – 11.15am

A2 trickier topics; Gibbs free energy, Standard Electrode Potential, Rate Equations

11.15 – 12.15pm
  • How to simplify teaching of these topics with mental models to facilitate understanding
  • What are the common mistakes that students make and how can you ensure that this does not impact on their exam grade
  • Teaching for success; both challenging A* students and supporting lower attainment students to ensure they all achieve their potential

Organic chemistry and NMR to maximise marks

12.15 – 1.15pm
  • Methods to teach and revise organic chemistry to ensure student confidence and eliminate careless errors
  • What are the common mistakes that students make and how can you ensure that this does not impact on their exam grade
  • Teaching for success; both challenging A* students and supporting lower attainment students to ensure they all achieve their potential

 

Lunch

1.15pm– 2.15pm

Required practicals; how to ensure confidence in Paper 3

2.15pm – 3.15pm
  • Levelled questions; how are they marked and how can you help your students succeed
  • Linking the practical to the theory
  • Proven methods of revision to support your students
  • What are the common mistakes that students make and how can you ensure that this does not impact on their exam grade

Exam Tactics and Techniques

3.15 – 3.40pm
  • How to bring all the content together to prepare for the exam
  • How to embed exam technique for students at different levels from an Examiner’s perspective
  • How to prevent key mistakes from being made
  • Revision strategies ….that work!


This course, 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.

COURSE LEADER

Dee Martin is Head of Chemistry & STEM at Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham, an Academy with a non-selective intake. She is an experienced AQA A level Chemistry examiner and currently delivers revision courses to many schools across the country guiding teachers in preparing for exams and helping to raise student grades.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Heads of Science
  • Heads of Chemistry
  • Experienced and New Teachers of OCR A-Level Chemistry

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

Description

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This brand-new course will explore the more difficult to teach topics in OCR A-Level Chemistry and is designed for all teachers who wish to ensure their students maximise their potential.

By providing a range of fresh and innovative teaching approaches to help students achieve a greater depth of understanding in these areas, the course aims to help teachers foster outstanding teaching, learning and achievement and raise the overall attainment of their classes.

Emphasis is placed on the content students (and occasionally teachers) often struggle with, the tough topics and strategies and approaches needed to teach them more successfully, how to wrestle with the challenges of the synoptic nature of the course and skills students need for successful exam performance.


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Focus on an area you teach and learn how to make synoptic links to other areas
  • Receive informed lesson ideas and resources to make delivery easier and more effective
  • Focus on key errors and mistakes that are commonly made
  • Learn from previous marks schemes/ average scores attained and how issues can be addressed
  • Network with fellow professionals
  • Clarify any misconceptions in depth and theoretical application
  • Gain an Examiner’s insight into the common mistakes made for these key topics

PROGRAMME

Calculations; Time of Flight, Amount of Substance, Acids and Buffers

10.00 – 11.00am

  • Scaffold calculations to provide a fool-proof method for students to follow
  • How can mental models and long-term memory help access the hardest calculation questions?
  • Teaching for success; both challenging A* students and supporting lower attainment students to ensure they all achieve their potential

 

Break

11.00 – 11.15am


A2 trickier topics; Gibbs free energy, Standard Electrode Potential, Rate Equations

11.15 – 12.15pm

  • How to simplify teaching of these topics with mental models to facilitate understanding
  • What are the common mistakes that students make and how can you ensure that this does not impact on their exam grade
  • Teaching for success; both challenging A* students and supporting lower attainment students to ensure they all achieve their potential

Organic chemistry and NMR to maximise marks

12.15 – 1.15pm

  • Methods to teach and revise organic chemistry to ensure student confidence and eliminate careless errors
  • What are the common mistakes that students make and how can you ensure that this does not impact on their exam grade
  • Teaching for success; both challenging A* students and supporting lower attainment students to ensure they all achieve their potential

 

Lunch

1.15pm– 2.15pm


Required practicals; how to ensure confidence in Paper 3

2.15pm – 3.15pm

  • Levelled questions; how are they marked and how can you help your students succeed
  • Linking the practical to the theory
  • Proven methods of revision to support your students
  • What are the common mistakes that students make and how can you ensure that this does not impact on their exam grade

Exam Tactics and Techniques

3.15 – 3.40pm

  • How to bring all the content together to prepare for the exam
  • How to embed exam technique for students at different levels from an Examiner’s perspective
  • How to prevent key mistakes from being made
  • Revision strategies ….that work!

Additional information

Location and Date

London | Wednesday 11 December 2024, Manchester | Wednesday 13 November 2024

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