A Level chemistry revision courses for May half term

I’ve had a great Easter working with small groups of students on my A Level chemistry bootcamps, focusing on priority revision areas and exam technique – so now it’s time to think about May half term!

Half term is a busy time, so I’ll be focusing my efforts on two one-day courses. As usual, the group sizes will be kept small so students have plenty of opportunity to ask questions. As with all my live group courses, every student who enrolls for the one day course will also get online access to more than 20 hours of recorded Masterclasses covering topics from the whole course in detail, along with revision materials and practice questions.

(If you’ve already purchased the full A Level revision package and would like to add on the one day revision course in half term, just email me as I can offer you a reduced price for the day course).

Read on to find out more about what the course includes.

When is the A Level Chemistry revision course?

There are two A Level chemistry one day revision courses happening over May half term – the OCR A chemistry course is on Tuesday 28th May and the AQA chemistry course is on Thursday 30th May 2024. Both courses run from 9am-5pm online, with four 1.5 hour sessions and breaks between them.

What is included in the price?

The cost of the course includes access to the 6 hours of live lessons, plus unlimited access to all of the materials in my full A Level chemistry masterclass revision package. You will be able to access the online materials from the moment you book, so you don’t have to wait until half term to take advantage of the practice questions and recorded masterclass lessons. The live classes will be recorded so that you can access them afterwards.

Who is the A Level Chemistry revision course suitable for?

The courses are suitable for A Level chemistry students taking AQA or OCR A exams in summer 2024. All students should get a lot out of the course as there are so many materials provided alongside the live sessions and lots of opportunities to ask and answer questions. You’ll also be able to ask questions via the online course portal at any time, before or after May half term. In particular the courses are suited for students aiming for B/A/A* grades in chemistry A Level.

How are the classes delivered?

The classes are delivered over Zoom in small groups. Each live session will focus on particular topics – you can see the focus areas listed below. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and each session will focus on exam technique, problem walkthroughs and important areas for revision.

Who teaches the course?

All courses are taught by me, Claire CK. I am a fully qualified and very experienced teacher and examiner who has been working with A Level chemistry students for 20 years, with many hundreds of happy customers! I don’t delegate my courses to other teachers, which is why I’m only offering one date for each exam board.

What A Level chemistry topics will you cover?

This is an exam preparation course, and of course it is impossible to cover all of the A Level chemistry content in a single day. For this reason, the four 1.5 hour sessions will be focused on particularly important areas of exam technique as outlined below. These sessions are designed to complement the A Level masterclass revision package, which is included in the price of the course and covers individual A Level chemistry topics in much more detail – allowing you to also focus on these areas before and after the course.

  • Session 1 – Chemical calculations: This session will focus on challenging calculation questions, with a particular focus on titrations (including redox and back titrations), ideal gas equation and equilibria calculations (Kc, Kp and calculations involving weak acids and buffers).
  • Session 2 – Organic synthesis and analysis: In this session we will cover the most important aspects of organic synthesis and analysis – how to work through synthesis routes, important reagents and conditions as well as combined analysis questions including information from mass spec, infrared and NMR.
  • Session 3 – Practical techniques: In this session we will go through the most important core practicals with examples of the types of questions asked. We will look at rates of reaction, enthalpy changes and organic purification techniques as well as uncertainty and percentage error calculations.
  • Session 4 – Synoptic chemistry: In this session we will look at the ways different topics can link together in synoptic chemistry – in particular extended response questions that relate to periodicity, bonding and structure, and inorganic analysis techniques such as transition metal reactions and testing for ions.
Claire Costello-Kelly

Claire Costello-Kelly

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