Chemistry A-Level Easter Revision Classes

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.

Structure of the Days

Classes run over four days.

They are from 10.00am to 5.30pm everyday.

Registration is at 9.45am.

There will be a one-hour lunch break and a couple of 10-min breaks in the morning and afternoon sessions.

Lunch is not provided but there are places to eat around the school.

Location

Harris Westminster Sixth Form

Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9LH

Course Content

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
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Tutor: 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

Tutor: Georgina Aitken

Georgina has over 9 years teaching experience, with 6 years of this spent teaching A Level Chemistry at various sixth forms across the south.  She has over 7 years Chemistry research experience; this includes a year of postdoctoral work at Oxford University, doctoral studies at Sussex University and several months as a visiting researcher at both Sussex and Nottingham Universities. She currently tutors GCE/GCSE and IB Chemistry to a range of students across the UK. She also examines for one of the main GCE Chemistry examination boards, and works as a Reviewer for Pearson.

Georgina has a passion for science communication, and enjoys peer reviewing scientific literature on a voluntary basis for the Royal Society of Chemistry and putting together Science News features on her Radio Show. She is able to bring a large body of experience, creativity, resources and relevant expertise to help ensure that her tutees are able to improve their confidence, study skills and exam technique as they prepare for their Chemistry exams.




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Tutor: James Astrop

After 20 years of a commercial career in science based industries in London, James moved to Conwy, Wales, and now runs a successful private tuition company. Since qualifying as a teacher in 2011, he focused on working with GCSE and A-level students and has helped several hundred students achieve their goals in one-to-one, virtual and classroom settings. James believes that students cannot learn and achieve high grades without understanding the subject, gaining an understanding of the fundamentals leads to academic success and engenders joy in learning.

Tutor: 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 synthesize medicines and materials that shape our lives both now and in the future. He recognizes 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!
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Testimonials

The explanation of material which was previously not understood was really good

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I enjoyed the aspect of doing the whole specification and having guided help on questions I find hard

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I liked the huge number of questions we were supplied with and being able to ask the tutor questions

 

Dates & Bookings

Due to school closures and the cancellation of exams our A-level revision courses have been cancelled.  Please see our Coronavirus Notice for more information.

 

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    April 4, 2020
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    April 5, 2020
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