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  • AS/A2 Chemistry Teacher Courses London and Manchester September 2010 - May 2011 RS HE FI TEAC RST www.teachersfirst.org.uk There’s always something new to learn
  • Welcome to Teachers First Welcome to the Teachers First programme of Chemistry courses for 2010/11. Our aim is to offer a programme of one-day courses and conferences that support the teaching and learning of Chemistry using active learning methods through paper-based and technological approaches. The courses are specifically designed for all teachers, experienced as well as NQTs, who wish to develop their subject knowledge through our specialist days and for those looking for new strategies to stimulate and engage their students. These workshops are also suitable for graduates who are completing their training in a school environment under the school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) scheme. PGCE and final year students would also find our courses very helpful. We look forward to meeting you on one of our courses. Kind Regards, Christine Neary Chrisine Neary t Conference Director Course contents: AS/A2 Chemistry Successful delivery of A-level Chemistry through practical tasks: logical explanations, HSW, ISAs and EMPAs Teaching AS/A2 Chemistry for the first time AQA AS/A2 Chemistry: the new specification once through AQA AS/A2 Chemistry: Improving student performance Edexcel AS/A2 Chemistry: The lessons from the summer 2010 examinations and moving ahead with the specification Edexcel AS/A2 Chemistry: Delivering the difficult concepts of the new specification and improving student outcomes OCR A2 Chemistry: Teaching Units 4, 5 and 6 of the Specification Stretch & challenge and helping your Chemistry students get the new A* Running a Grade 1 Chemistry Department-for new, existing and aspiring Heads of Department
  • Successful delivery of A-level Chemistry through practical tasks: logical explanations, HSW, ISAs and EMPAs Course Features Tutor: Colin Chambers This exciting new ‘hands-on’ practical course has been specifically designed for experienced colleagues, NQTs and those returning after a break in teaching A-level. Colin is now Chair of Chemistry A level Examiners and The day examines the integration of ISAs and EMPAs has been very much involved with the development into schemes of work and A level planning. It is a unique of the new specifications. He is a highly experienced opportunity to link theory to practical assessment and course leader and has received awards from The Royal provide time to clarify issues surrounding assessment Society of Chemistry, University of Liverpool and Salters tasks. Company for his contribution to education. Colin is There will be a series of demonstration lectures also co-author of the series of AQA Chemistry Student designed to illustrate relevant concepts, principles and Support Materials published by Collins. theories contained within the specifications. Colin will provide help, guidance and explanations during the demonstrations and there will be time for questions and discussion. Venue and date London, Thursday 10 February 2011 Delegates will receive a file and/or CD Course fee £200 plus VAT containing detailed notes of the course 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Assessment of practical skills: How has this changed methods of delivery? 10.30am: Morning coffee 10.45am: Demonstration experiments Linking observations to deductions and predictions 1.00pm: Lunch 2.00pm: Questions asked and answered on HSW issues including: Issues in AS and A2 organic chemistry Complex ions and reaction solutions 3.15pm: Cell potential, representation, spontaneous reactions and batteries Thermodynamics, Born-Haber cycles and metal extractions 4.00pm: Day ends
  • Teaching AS/A2 Chemistry for the first time Tutor: Colin Chambers Course Features Colin is now Chair of Chemistry A level Examiners and has been very much involved with the development of the new specifications. He is a highly experienced The course is designed specifically for newly qualified course leader and has received awards from The Royal and experienced teachers preparing to teach Society of Chemistry, University of Liverpool and Salters AS/A2 Chemistry for the first time. It will offer practical Company for his contribution to education. Colin is guidance for the effective delivery of the specifications also co-author of the series of AQA Chemistry Student including a look at the influence of How Science Works. Support Materials published by Collins. Detailed explanations will be provided in order to increase confidence and understanding in addition to discussing opportunities for stretch and challenge. Venues and dates Delegates will receive a file and/or CD London, Wednesday 3 November 2010 containing detailed notes of the course Manchester, Tuesday 2 November 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: An overview of the content at AS and A2 The inclusion of How Science Works to extend knowledge and understanding 10.30am: AS session - emphasis will be placed on what the delegates require: Periodicity Group II Group VII Redox Hydrocarbons Halo-alkanes Alcohols 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.30am: AS session continued 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: A2 session - emphasis will be placed on what the delegates require: Thermodynamics Born-Haber Periodicity Carbonyls Equlibria Aromatic compounds 2.30pm: Afternoon tea 2.45pm: A2 session continued 3.45pm: Plenary 4.00pm: Day ends
  • AQA AS/A2 Chemistry: The New Specification once through Course features Tutor: Graham Curtis The course will provide teachers with a survey of all of the Summer 2010 AQA papers and will include a consideration of the first A2 examinations and the award Graham is a Principal Examiner and has been very of the first A* grades. much involved with the development of the new There will be a focus on the important issues which help specifications. He is an experienced course leader and a to enhance the performances of all students. recently retired Head of Science. Graham is also co- author of the series of Student Support Materials for Chemistry published by Collins Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course Venues and dates Course fee £195 plus VAT London, Thursday 14 October 2010 Manchester, Wednesday 13 October 2010 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Key features of the 2010 examinations: An overview 10.30am: A review of Unit 1 June examination Topics that were well answered Misunderstood topics Questions which proved difficult 11.15am: Morning break 11.30pm: An overview of the Unit 2 June examination Topics that were well answered A focus on the more difficult topics Mis-conceptions and questions which proved difficult 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: A review of Unit 4 June examination Topics that were well answered Misunderstood topics and questions which proved difficult. Stretch and challenge Motivating and enthusing Integrating HSW 3.00pm: A review of Unit 5 June examination Topics that were well answered Misunderstood topics and questions which proved difficult. Stretch and challenge Motivating and enthusing Integrating HSW A review of practical skills and tasks Assessment criteria and the route to take? ISAs plus PSA or EMPAs 3.45pm: Day ends
  • AS/A2 AQA Chemistry: Improving Student Performance Course features Tutor: Graham Curtis The course will be suitable for teachers new to the AQA specification or those who have settled into the course and are looking to raise their students’ average grades. Graham is a Principal Examiner and has been very The course will show how building on the fundamental much involved with the development of the new ideas of the subject at AS can make the more difficult specifications. He is an experienced course leader and a topic areas at A2 become much more accessible. recently retired Head of Science. Graham is also co- Time will be spent showing teachers how they can author of the series of Student Support Materials for help their students’ understanding and improve their Chemistry published by Collins performance. Venues and dates London, Tuesday 1 March 2011 London, Wednesday 25 May 2011 Delegates will receive a file and/or CD Manchester, Tuesday 17 May 2011 containing detailed notes of the course Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Introduction and aims of the day 10.15am: Bonding, Structure and Periodicity Bridging the gap from GCSE and showing how a good understanding of structure and bonding can improve progress in all areas of the subject. 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.30am: Physical at AS: Energetics and Redox Understanding energetics at AS and preparing for the extension of the topic to include Entropy and Free Energy at A2. Similarly understanding Redox at AS and extending the topic to include Cells and Electrode Potentials at A2. 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30am: Organic made easy How structure and bonding can bring understanding for all eight mechanisms at AS and at A2. 2.30am: Afternoon break 2.45am: Physical at A2: Equilibria and pH Calculations involving equilibria and all types of pH questions including buffers 3.45am: Plenary – a chance to review and ask further questions 4.00pm: Day ends
  • Edexcel AS/A2 Chemistry: The lessons from the summer 2010 examinations and moving ahead with the specification Course features Tutor: George Facer The course will provide teachers with the opportunity to reflect on the June 2010 examinations and also to identify important issues which help to enhance George is a highly experienced teacher, author and Chair student performance. In addition there will be a focus of Examiners for a major awarding body. George has on the demands of the new A* and how these may be been a Head of Chemistry and Science and a deputy addressed. head teacher. He has also worked in schools abroad and has written numerous textbooks for AS and A2 Chemistry. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course Venue and date London, Wednesday 29 September 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Overview of the AS Topics that were well answered Misunderstood topics Questions which proved difficult 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Overview of the A2 Topics that were well answered A focus on the more difficult topics Misconceptions and questions which proved difficult 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Assessment of practical skills GPC, observation, measurement and preparation 2.15pm: Resources 2.45pm: Question and answer session 3.00pm: Stretch and challenge and the A* award 3.30pm: Plenary 3.45pm: Day ends
  • Edexcel AS/A2 Chemistry: Delivering the challenging areas of the specification and improving student outcomes Course features Tutor: George Facer This course is for teachers who are looking for ways to develop their approach to challenging and guiding their students through AS and A2. We will look at a range of George is a highly experienced teacher, author and Chair activities that will help students gain the skills that they of Examiners for a major awarding body. George has need to acquire good subject knowledge and apply it been a Head of Chemistry and Science and a deputy effectively. Time will also be spent discussing effective head teacher. He has also worked in schools abroad strategies when linking practical tasks to theory. and is author of numerous textbooks for AS and A2 Chemistry. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course Venue and date London, Wednesday 16 March 2011 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Multiple choice How to tackle different types of questions 10.45am: Green chemistry Open ended questions 11.15am: Morning break 11.30am: Intermolecular forces Melting and boiling points and solubility 12.00pm: Born Haber Experimental and theoretical lattice energies 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Mechanisms What is required by the examiners 2.00pm: Entropy and equilibrium Why reactions proceed and how far 2.45pm: Afternoon break 3.15pm: Redox and electrode potentials Linked to entropy 3.45pm: Plenary 4.00pm: Day ends
  • OCR A2 Chemistry: Teaching Units 4, 5 and 6 of the Specification Course features Tutors: Dr Mike Smith and John Older The course has been specifically designed for teachers who wish to understand the requirements of the new topics contained in the new specification. The emphasis Mike is a Principal Examiner for a major awarding will be placed on the preparation of the candidates body and is currently Assistant Principal of a large and for the examinations. There will be an opportunity successful sixth form college. He has written revision to consider what will be expected in the Unit exams guides for OCR chemistry. including examples of the type of question that may be John was a Vice-Master of a London school and has expected including ‘stretch and challenge’. Time will also been a Principal Moderator for many years. be spent considering the practical tasks that support the Both Mike and John were actively involved in the specification content. revision and development of the specifications and are joint authors of major textbooks covering the new AS and A2 specifications. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course Venue and date London, Friday 12th November 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: An overview of Units 4 and 5 10.45am: Unit 4- What’s new? Chirality in pharmaceutical synthesis Chromotography 11.10am: Morning coffee 11.25am: Unit 4- Spectroscopy 13 C NMR- Combining information from spectra 12.00pm: The assessment of practical skills The requirements of the tasks 12.45pm: Lunch 1.45pm: Unit 5- Enthalpy, entropy and free energy Predicting the feasibility of reactions 2.15pm: Unit 5- Electrode potentials and fuel cells Writing redox equations Measuring standard potentials Predicting the likelihood of a reaction Fuel cells 2.55pm: Unit 5- Transition metals Ligands and complex ions Stability constants 3.20pm: Stretch and challenge What may be expected? 3.45pm: Day ends
  • Stretch & challenge and helping your Chemistry students get the new A* Course features Tutor: Tim Jolliff This course will inspire and equip teachers to give their students the best chance of accessing the new A* grade at A2. It will help them adapt their lessons to challenge Tim is an experienced teacher, author, educational and stimulate their most able pupils. The day will be consultant and trainer. For the academic year 2006-2007 bursting with proven ideas and resources ready to use he was the Royal Society of Chemistry’s School Teacher right away in school. Fellow writing ‘Chemistry for the Gifted & Talented’. These resources are designed to extend and enrich gifted students in their regular chemistry lessons. He has been part of the RSC’s Olympiad selection committee and has run the Chemistry online discussion forum for NAGTY. One of his students was given an award from the Delegates will receive a file and/or CD RSC this year having scored 600 out of 600 UMS points containing detailed notes of the course in her A level. Venue and date London, Wednesday 2 March 2011 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Overview and approach What do we need to get an A* What kind of questions discriminate between A and A* What is the A* for and who will need it What should we be doing with our gifted students Learning the facts the interesting way Resources & competitions 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.30am: Getting the marks in the exam Using mark schemes Strategies for free responses questions Developing creative and critical thinking skills Thinking about thinking 12.45pm: Lunch 1.45pm: Developing fundamental understanding Links between rates, equilibria and entropy Teaching electrode potentials Getting an overview of organic chemistry Oxbridge interviews 3.30pm: Plenary 3.45pm: Day ends
  • Running a Grade 1 Chemistry Department: for new, existing and aspiring Heads of Department Course features Tutor: Martin Bluemel This course has been specifically designed for those who want to improve the success and raise the profile of their department. Delegates will consider successful Martin is a highly experienced teacher and Head of strategies focusing on curriculum vision, self evaluation, Department at a leading school in the south west. He is raising attainment, day-to-day administration and a Principal examiner for a major awarding body. effective resourcing. Time will also be spent considering the issues surrounding retention. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD Venue and date containing detailed notes of the course London, Wednesday 9 February 2011 Course fee £195 plus VAT 10.00am: Registration and coffee 10.15am: The role of the Head of Department Identifying the essential components of leading and managing a chemistry department 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.35am: Effective administration Managing the department and dealing with day-to-day administration 12.35pm: Lunch 1.35pm: Monitoring and evaluation Acting upon strengths and weaknesses 2.35pm: Afternoon tea 2.55pm: Raising standards in the Chemistry Department Raising expectations and increasing challenge in Chemistry teaching. Improving students’ performance 3.45pm Plenary 4.00pm: Day ends
  • Teacher Day Booking Form )0844 800 5292 20844 800 5295 8bookings@teachersfirst.org.uk Or return the booking form to us at the address given below. We will then confirm your booking and issue an invoice. Payment is required 2 weeks before the date of the workshop. Course details will be sent out to you about 10 days before the course, after the receipt of payment. Please telephone us if you have not received them by this time. Further information on this and other events can be found on our website www.teachersfirst.org.uk Teacher Courses Venue Date Course fee per Number of head (plus VAT) places required Successful delivery of A-level Chemistry through practical tasks: logical explanations, London 10/02/11 £200 HSW, ISAs and EMPAs London 03/11/10 £195 Teaching AS/A2 Chemistry for the first time Manchester 02/11/10 £195 London 14/10/10 £195 AQA AS/A2 Chemistry: the new specification once through Manchester 13/10/10 £195 London 01/03/11 £195 AS/A2 AQA Chemistry: Improving Student London 26/05/11 £195 Performance Manchester 25/05/11 £195 Edexcel AS/A2 Chemistry: The lessons from the summer 2010 examinations and moving ahead London 29/09/10 £195 with the specification Edexcel AS/A2 Chemistry: Delivering the challenging concepts of the new specification London 16/03/11 £195 and improving student outcomes OCR A2 Chemistry: Teaching Units 4,5 and 6 of London 12/11/10 £195 the new specification Stretch & challenge and helping your Chemistry London 02/03/11 £195 students get the new A* Running a Grade 1 Chemistry Department- for new, existing and aspiring Heads of London 09/02/11 £195 Department Delegate School / College Address & Postcode RS Telephone Mobile HE FI TEAC Office e-mail address RST Delegate e-mail address Please return to: There’s always something Teachers First LLP, PO Box 659, Stockport, SK2 7WF. new to learn Teachers First reserves the right to amend the programme where circumstances dictate.