School of Chemistry

A Level Revision Workshops

A Level Revision Workshops

Our revision workshops

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

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.

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

Workshopsl run between 10.00 and 16.00 each day. They include two interactive revision sessions, and a one hour break for lunch (12.30 - 13.30).

The dates for the 2016 workshops are:

AS Workshops

  • Thursday 7th April
  • Friday 8th April

A2 Workshops

  • Monday 4th April
  • Tuesday 5th April

All workshops will be held in the Bedson Building.

They will either be in Lecture Theatre 1 (Alec Campbell) on the ground floor, or Lecture Theatre 3 on the first floor‌. The workshop will be clearly signposted on the day.

There will be a registration desk in the foyer manned by some of our Chemistry Student Ambassadors. They will check you off on the registers and issue you with the workshop materials.

Free places for RSC ChemNet members

Thanks to continued generous support from RSC ChemNet, we are able to offer up to 110 places at the 2016 on-campus workshops free to ChemNet members.

This is first come, first served and there is only one free workshop place per member.

Book a place

You have to book in advance online. You will not be able to attend if you turn up on the day without booking your place.

For further information about these sessions please contact us.

For ChemNet members, book your free place here. (FULL - sorry, no places left!)

For teachers/lecturers - block book a group of your students to be invoiced from an official Purchase Order here.

For all other bookings (payment in advance via credit or debit card) go to the University Webstore.

RSC ChemNet UK Tour

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

RSC ChemNet Revision Workshops UK Tour!

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

Details of dates and venues will be made available nearer the time.

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

Revision Workshops in Nottingham

Dr Hoare is delivering an AS and A2 revision workshop in the School of Chemistry at Nottingham University on Thursday 19th (AS) & Friday 20th (A2) May.

These are pay-for workshops. They cost £10 per student per workshop.

You can book directly with Nottingham University via their webstore.