This NEW conference will provide students with a motivational informative and valuable revision day. The day is specially designed by current senior examiners, who will give expert advice, guidance, examples, focusing on the key points to maximise students’ exam achievements.

The conference is designed for students of all examination boards.


  • Boost your students’ performance in key areas
  • Hear from conference speakers who will inspire your students
  • Interactive, fast-paced day
  • Take home a full set of revision notes written by senior examiners
  • Be inspired by an impressive, motivational and valuable session
 DATE AND LOCATION  London | Thursday 2 April 2020
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10.20 – 10.30am
Welcome and Quick Quiz

  • Using multiple choice and one mark questions onscreen, across the three options to mirror the opening questions in the exams)

10.30 – 11.15am
GCSE Physics – Electricity and Energy

  • Current, potential difference and resistance: key features of Electricity and dealing with them in the exam
  • Challenging exam questions on Energy – what students might face and how to deal with it
  • Student Activity: competition: answering multi-choice questions to a time limit

11.00 – 11.15am
Break and Quiz Box: submit questions to the experts, with the best winning a prize

11.15 – 11.45am
Physics – Answering questions on the Practical tasks  

  • Linking the Physics Practical Activities to the exam questions: where students have struggled and succeeded in past exams
  • Answering exam questions with confidence
  • Student Activity: marking exercise to compare the standard at Grades 5, 7 and 9

11.45 – 12.15pm
Biology– getting the best out of the key topics

  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Stem cells
  • Enzymes and cell processes
  • Student Activity: Group exercise looking at example answers and considering how they could be improved

12.15 – 12.45pm

12.45 – 12.55pm
Quiz Box – the experts answer students’ questions

12.55 – 1.45pm
Biology– producing excellent answers in exams

  • Sampling techniques
  • Genetics and evolution
  • Command words
  • Extended answers
  • Application of mathematics and practical skills
  • Student Activity: which is the best? Comparing examples to see what the examiners are looking for

1.45 – 2.30pm
Chemistry – key challenge areas

  • Bonding and reactivity
  • Electrolysis
  • The mole
  • Rates of reaction
  • Group 7 elements
  • Successful data analysis – what students need to do in the examinations on different question types


2.40 – 3.15pm
Chemistry Session 2 – Organic Chemistry

  • Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock
  • Organic chemistry and polymers
  • Cracking and alkenes
  • Student Activity: quick quiz on Organic Chemistry terms

Ask the expert and final top tips

  • Question and Answers with the experts
  • What students need to do to ensure Grades 5 and 7-9
  • What to do after today to get the best results – an action plan for students

Alessio Bernadelli

Alessio has 14 years of teaching experience and has worked as Head of KS3 Science for five years. He also worked as Field Development Officer for NGfL Cymru, as Science Subject Lead at TSL Education (TES) and as National Support Programme Partner in Wales with CfBT. He won a number of national and international education awards for the innovative and creative way he integrates emerging technologies in education. One of these awards is the Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Education Forum, 2007. He is an accredited Microsoft Peer Coaching Facilitator, one of few Partners In Learning Top Tiered Teachers worldwide, a TASC Framework Specialist, an Official iMindMap Leader and a Teacher Network Coordinator for the Institute of Physics, as well as one of the Editors of TalkPhysics.org. Alessio is currently working part-time with The Institute of Physics while also completing an MSc in Teacher Education at the University of Oxford. He has also developed and led programmes of CPD for the British Council at National level in Mexico, Malaysia and Colombia.

Pete Robinson

Pete is an independent teaching and learning consultant and chartered science teacher. He is a highly experienced teacher, educator and science writer, and was Chair of the Association for Science Education in 2013-4.

Students £25+VAT

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

GCSE Science