School of Chemistry

A Level Revision Workshops

A Level Revision Workshops

We have revision workshops for both AS and A2 Chemistry. These are tailored to fit the two most common A Level Chemistry specifications studied in North East schools: AQA and OCR (A).

We can also deliver individual modules in schools and colleges by request. The on-campus workshops are now generic AS and A2 workshops, each covering selected topics from the whole of each year.

Our revision workshops

Our revision workshops are held annually during and after the school Easter holidays.

Workshop content

Each revision session consists of a short summary of the key points and typical student misconceptions from each selected topic area.

This is followed by a variety of on-screen questions which the students answer using electronic voting handsets.

Each student is also provided with a revision booklet containing a comprehensive set of revision notes covering all topics for each year.

Dr Peter Hoare started these workshops during his Royal Society of Chemistry School Teacher Fellowship year 2008-09. They have been repeated each academic year since and continue to be popular.

Plan your workshop

Workshops typically run between 10.00 and 16.00 each day. They include two interactive revision sessions with a one hour lunch break in between – attendees are expected to make their own arrangements for lunch.

Each revision session consists of a short summary of the key points and typical student misconceptions from each selected topic area. This is followed by a variety of on-screen questions which the students answer using electronic voting handsets.

Each student is provided with a booklet containing a comprehensive set of revision notes covering most topics for each year to take away with them, and are expected to bring a pen, writing paper and a scientific calculator. 

About the presenter

Dr Peter Hoare is currently the full-time Chemistry Outreach Officer at Newcastle University and is a former secondary school Chemistry teacher with 20 years' experience. He is also an A-level Chemistry marker for one of the major English examining boards.

He has delivered hundreds of workshops on the University campus and in schools and colleges across the country since 2009, and for the past two years at various universities across England and Wales.

 

UK Tour

If you don't live in the North-East, we are running a workshop tour tailored at various venues across the UK.

Revision Workshops UK Tour!

These workshops are tailored to fit all the main UK A-level specifications: AQA, OCR (A), Edexcel and WJEC. 

Places can be booked on a first come, first served basis. 

Deadline: 9pm on the working day before each workshop.

Revision Workshops in Nottingham

Dr Hoare will be delivering AS and A2 revision workshops in the School of Chemistry at Nottingham University on Tuesday 2nd (AS) & Wednesday 3rd (A2) May.

These are pay-for workshops and cost £15 per student per workshop.

You can book directly with Nottingham University via their webstore: for AS workshops and A2 workshops.

Revision Workshops in Wolverhampton

Dr Hoare will be delivering AS and A2 revision workshops in the School of Chemistry at Wolverhampton University on Thursday 4th (AS) & Friday 5th (A2) May.

These are pay-for workshops and cost £15 per student per workshop.

You can book directly with Eventbrite: for AS workshops and A2 workshops.

Revision Workshops in Bideford

Dr Hoare will be delivering AS and A2 revision workshops in the School of Chemistry at Bideford College on Saturday 6th (AS) & Sunday 7th (A2) May.

These are pay-for workshops and cost £15 per student per workshop.

You can book directly with Eventbrite: for AS workshops and A2 workshops.

Revision Workshops in Bristol

Dr Hoare will be delivering the A2 revision workshop in the School of Chemistry at Bristol University on Monday 8th May (A2).

These are pay-for workshops and cost £15 per student per workshop.

You can book directly with Eventbrite.

Revision Workshops in Sheffield

Dr Hoare will be delivering AS and A2 revision workshops in the School of Chemistry at Sheffield University on Monday 15th (AS) & Wednesday 17th (A2) May.

These are pay-for workshops and cost £15 per student per workshop.

You can book directly with Eventbrite: for AS workshops and A2 workshops.

PARTNERS students

Important information for PARTNERS students:

Cost

Students that have applied to study Chemistry at Newcastle through our PARTNERS scheme are offered a free place at one AS and one A2 workshop of their choice.

 How to book

E-mail Peter.hoare@ncl.ac.uk  with the date you want to attend to book your place. 


Dates and locations of revision workshops:

  • Tuesday 2 May (AS) - Nottingham, University
  • Wednesday 3 May (A2) - Nottingham, University
  • Thursday 4 May (AS) - Wolverhampton, University
  • Friday 5 May (A2) - Wolverhampton, University
  • Saturday 6 May (AS) - Bideford College 
  • Sunday 7 May (A2), Bideford College
  • Monday 8 May (A2) - Bristol, University
  • Monday 15 May (AS) - Sheffield, University
  • Wednesday 17 May (A2) - Sheffield, University

Deadline

9pm on the working day before each workshop.