Classroom Chemistry Easter A-level Crash Course

Details Price Qty
AQA Classroom: 5-8th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  
AQA Classroom: 10-13th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  
OCR (A) Classroom: 5-8th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  
OCR (A) Classroom: 10-13th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  
Edexcel Classroom: 10-13th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  

  • Chemistry Day 1
    April 5, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Chemistry Day 2
    April 6, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Chemistry Day 3
    April 7, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Chemistry Day 4
    April 8, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Chemistry Day 1
    April 10, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Chemistry Day 2
    April 11, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Chemistry Day 3
    April 12, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Chemistry Day 4
    April 13, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Classroom Chemistry Easter A-level Crash Course

These courses are designed to prepare the students for the summer exams. Classes are separated by exam board and are taught by experienced, professional tutors. Your course tutor will teach a topic before going through past paper questions to consolidate learning and practice exam technique. Your tutor will use this past paper practice to give tips about how to get the most marks and the best approach to answering questions. Any weaknesses can be identified and worked on before moving on to the next topic.

Our courses cover the whole specification which means they’re a great way to kick start revision or can be used to identify and fill in any gaps in knowledge. You should leave the course feeling confident and prepared for your exams.

Course Structure & Content

Structure of the Days

Classes are from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration starts from 9.15am.

There will be a 1 hour lunch break and a couple of 10 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Location

Harris Westminster Sixth Form   Steel House
11 Tothill Street
SW1H 9LH

AQA A-level
Day 1: AS Chemistry
Session 1
3.1.1. Atomic structure, 3.2.1. Periodicity, 3.1.3. Bonding
Session 2
3.1.4. Energetics, 3.1.5. Kinetics, 3.1.6. Chemical Equilibria
Session 3
3.1.7. Oxidation and reduction; 3.2.2. Group 2 and 3.2.3. Group 7
13.00-14.00
LUNCH
Session 4
3.3.1. Introduction to organic chemistry, 3.3.2. Alkanes, 3.3.4 Alkenes, 3.3.3. Halogenoalkanes, 3.3.5 Alcohols, 3.3.6. Organic analysis
Session 5
3.1.2. Amount of substance
Day 2: Physical and Inorganic Chemistry – Paper 1
Session 1
3.1.9. Rate equations, 3.1.10. Equilibria 2
Session 2
3.1.12. Acids and bases
Session 3
3.1.8. Thermodynamics 2, 3.1.11. Electrode potentials
13.00-14.00
LUNCH
Session 4
3.2. 4. Period 3 elements, 3.2.5. Transition elements, 3.2.6. Reactions of ions in aqueous solutions
Session 5
Paper 1 practice
Day 3: Organic Chemistry – Paper 2
Session 1
3.3.14. Organic synthesis, 3.3.15. Nuclear magnetic resonance, 3.3.16. Chromatography
Session 2
3.3.7. Optical isomerism, 3.3.8. Aldehydes and ketones, 3.3.9. Carboxylic acids and derivatives
Session 3
3.3.11. Amines, 3.3.12. Polymers, 3.3.13. Amino acids and DNA
13.00-14.00
LUNCH
Session 4
3.3.10. Aromatic chemistry
Session 5
Paper 2 practice
Day 4: Practical Skills – Paper 3
Session 1
Physical Chemistry – Practical skills questions
Session 2
Organic Chemistry – Practical skills questions
Session 3
Inorganic Chemistry – Practical skills questions
13.00-14.00
LUNCH
Session 4
Paper 3 practice
Session 5
Summary session

Tutors

Our Chemistry tutors are qualified teachers. Their enthusiastic and accessible teaching styles enable students to feel able to ask questions and interact in discussions. Our tutors receive consistently good feedback from students. Their expert knowledge and fresh teaching approach will help everything click into place.
Alan

Alan Reay

Alan has a Masters degree and PhD in Chemistry from the University of York. His PhD research focused on the development of nanoparticle palladium catalysts and their use in the modification of biomolecules. Following his PhD he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in York, developing low-cost automated reaction platforms, before moving to Goettingen in Germany to develop new ruthenium catalysts for the design of new organic reaction pathways.

Alan subsequently completed a PGCE at King’s College, London, and he now works as a Chemistry teacher at a secondary school in London. He has worked as a private GCSE and A-Level tutor for 6 years, and focuses his teaching on building students’ confidence through an open, dialogic teaching style

Robert McGough

Rob McGough graduated from the University of Southampton with a First Class Masters in Chemistry. He has been teaching for over 6 years and is the Head of Chemistry at a large secondary school in Hampshire. He has been teaching A-level Chemistry this entire time, beginning with the context-heavy OCR Salters course before moving onto OCR (A) with the change in specifications.

Rob is particularly passionate about Organic Chemistry, and the way it provides a toolkit to synthesise medicines and materials that shape our lives both now and in the future. He recognises the importance of precision of knowledge and is skilled in both developing context-based understanding and application of ideas to past paper questions. In his spare time he tutors a number of students studying GCSE, IGCSE and A-level Chemistry, and performs in plays and musicals across the south coast!

RobMcGough
Alyssa

Alyssa Charles

Alyssa has a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Southampton University, which
included a 6-month stint doing research at Dunedin University in New Zealand. Since gaining her PGCE in Science from Oxford University, Alyssa has passed on her enthusiastic love of learning to all ages and levels in a state comprehensive secondary school and sixth form in Northamptonshire for 3 years, before moving back down south to become a school-based tutor in science and maths for a state school in Somerset.

Alyssa also enjoys tutoring privately in person and online in all three
sciences and maths, for over 5 years now, and relishes the challenge that each new student brings. She is particularly passionate and interested in the study of
learning and how everyone thinks and learns differently, which has sculpted her student centred teaching approach and allowed her to support her students to
find their own way of understanding content.

Bursary Places

We have free bursary places available on our courses, for more information please click here.

Dates & Bookings

Details Price Qty
AQA Classroom: 5-8th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  
AQA Classroom: 10-13th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  
OCR (A) Classroom: 5-8th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  
OCR (A) Classroom: 10-13th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)  
Edexcel Classroom: 10-13th April 2022 £345.00 (GBP)