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Thursdays, January – April, 7 – 8.30pm, online  

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This professional development course is for established chemistry teachers looking to develop and explore new ways of teaching key topics to their post-16 students.

There is no charge to attend as we cover the costs. Led by expert course facilitators, the course will help you develop strategies to help your learners with topics that are a crucial part of both UK and Irish curricula. Within each session, there’s time to discuss ideas and share your previous experience, plus opportunities to ask questions and get guidance from our experts.

Module details

We will be covering key chemistry curriculum topics taught across the UK and Ireland.

This course is most suited to teachers who are:

  • established in their teaching career with a solid foundation of topic knowledge
  • looking to explore new ways of teaching key curriculum areas
  • keen to gather new ideas and resources from experts and peers

The format is a series of four sessions – you will complete these once a month between January and April. By completing the sessions, you will qualify for a certificate of attendance to add to your professional development portfolio/record.

We will also ask you to complete some short tasks outside of the sessions, which you will discuss with your course facilitator and fellow participants during the sessions. These will be provided approximately 1 month in advance of each session on the module event support page (which you will be given access to).

Date and time Session topic

Thursday 1 February

7 – 8.30pm

Calculations of reactions, mole concentrations,

volumes of gases, per cent yields and atom economies 

Thursday 29 February

7 – 8.30pm 

 Organic synthesis

Thursday 21 March

7 – 8.30pm

 Determination and use of rate equations 

Thursday 25 April

7 – 8.30pm

 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to make changes to this programme in the event of unexpected circumstances.


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