The topics covered in this course are examined on paper 2 of both OCR and AQA AS Level chemistry. The content focuses on topics that we know feature heavily on examinations, or are often poorly understood. All relevant practical activities are also explored for each of the topics covered.
Structure of the Day
The workshop is delivered across two sessions, with a break for refreshments. Each session starts with a short presentation highlighting all the key content, followed by small group sessions where students can practise applying their knowledge to exam style situations. This format allows students to refresh their knowledge before testing it, and offers students the opportunity to ask questions in smaller groups as they work through the topics. Students can also chose to focus on their own weaknesses. We build time into the day for students to ask questions on a one to one basis, this is to ensure that students leave us with a thorough understanding of the topics studied.
A detailed break down of the day and the topics covered in each session is given below. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us.
Please note: students who book both the morning and afternoon sessions of the same day will receive a complimentary buffet style lunch.
Central Teaching Laboratories
University of Liverpool
12.45pm - Registration and welcome
1.15 pm – 2.30 pm – Session 1: Kinetics and energetics
2.30 pm – Break (tutors available for individual questions)
2.45 pm - 4 pm – Session 2: Amount of substance and organic chemistry
4 pm-5 pm - Tutors available for individual questions
This session will focus on calculations involving Hess's law and calorimetry, and the associated practical considerations. It will also aim to ensure students can effectively use the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution to explain rates of reaction, which is commonly asked in examinations.
This session will present an overview of the basic concepts of organic chemistry such as isomerism and analysis, and ensure students can recall all appropriate mechanisms. There will be a big focus on approaching a variety of calculation questions, particularly those that link several concepts.