This fully revised conference will provide students with a motivational revision day, at which they will be given top quality guidance and advice from leading senior A Level Chemistry examiners and teaching experts for A level Chemistry. Throughout the day, students will actively participate in relevant, focused sessions with an emphasis on how to improve their grades. The conference focuses on some of the challenging areas students need to understand for success in the 2020 examinations.

The revision conference will also include 2019 feedback from the major Awarding Bodies on what students need to do to maximise grades.

The conference is generic and has been designed for students of all Awarding Bodies.


  • Gain first hand guidance and advice from highly 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
 DATE AND LOCATION  London | Wednesday 17 March 2021
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10:15-10.25 am Welcome and introductions

10:25 – 11:15 am The movement of electrons: A key linking theme!

  • Succeeding on the movement of electrons; how to make vital links to improve your exam responses
  • Oxidation states
  • Half equations
  • Electrode potentials: What they are and how to use them
  • Success in answering exam questions: what are the examiners looking for?

11.15-11.35 am Break

11:35 – 12:40 pm Challenging topics in Organic chemistry

Focus on the tough, challenging areas in examination on:

  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Organic nitrogen compounds
  • Optical isomerism
  • NMR analysis
  • Making the most of Levels of Response questions

12:40 – 1:20 pm Lunch

1.20 – 1.30 pm Ask the Expert

Student questions on A-level Chemistry are answered by our experts

1.20 – 2:15pm Routes through extended calculations:

  • Successful techniques for mole calculations
  • Rates of reaction: getting the most from the data
  • The Arrhenius equation and how to use it
  • Calculating Kc and Kp
  • Planning exam answers

2:15 – 2.45 pm  Transition metals

  • Electronic configurations of elements and ions
  • Ligands and complex ions
  • Catalytic behaviour
  • Tackling practical questions in the exam: reviewing successful answers

2.45 – 3.30pm: Synthetic routes: enhance your exam performance

  • Functional groups and functioning molecules
  • What information do organic molecules reveal?
  • Steps in synthesis
  • How to follow the ‘signposts’ in A Level questions

3.30-3. 40pm : Final Top Tips

Chris Conoley

Chris is a highly experienced teacher of Chemistry, Head of Science and latterly a College Principal. He is the author of numerous educational textbooks, including the much praised Collins Advanced Science Chemistry, now in its third edition. As a Senior A Level Examiner, he understands how important it is that students acquire and develop the science skills necessary for success. He leads training courses for teachers both in the UK and overseas and is passionate about making science relevant, accessible and fun.

Jamie Sinclair

Jamie is a former Head of Department at Gordon’s School, a leading non-selective state secondary schools in England which has been rated OFSTED outstanding in last 7 inspections. Has also taught at QE Boys Barnet. Current team-leader examiner for OCR, CiE and IB and proof-reader for a leading revision publishing house. A level classes consistently at ALPS 3 or above; last year GCSE classes averaged top 90 percentile SSE FFT. I have had pupils taught by me go on to represent the UK in the international Olympiad. Consistently have 40% of my A level classes looking to read chemistry/natural science at Russell Group universities.

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT

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