Chemistry GCSE Exam Preparation Course – Online

Course Information

Course Description

Get ready to ace your GCSE Chemistry exams with our one-day exam technique courses. Guided by experienced tutors who are experts in the exam, our courses are your key to mastering the marking criteria and elevating your grades. From dissecting various question formats to refining the essential skills required for success in each exam, we’ll provide you with the strategies needed to excel. Bursting with exam tips and techniques, this course is tailored to empower you to confidently tackle every question.

By the end of the day, you’ll feel assured and ready, equipped to demonstrate your abilities and achieve top marks in your GCSE Chemistry exam.

Suitable for:

  • Year 11 students
  • Students looking to improve their exam technique ready for their final exams
  • Year 10 students
  • Foundation tier students
  • Students wanting to review subject knowledge
  • Students predicted a grade 4 or below

If you need help deciding if you will benefit from this course you can contact us. Alternatively, you may prefer to book 1-2-1 tuition instead.

Structure of the Day

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Classes are from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration starts from 9.15am.

There will be a 1 hour lunch break and a couple of 10 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Session 1
Intro to Paper 1
Command Words and Types of Questions - multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response
Session 2
Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
Session 3
Bonding, Structure, and the Properties of Matter
12.30-13.30
LUNCH
Session 4
Quantitative Chemistry
Session 5
Chemical Changes (RP 1 Making Salts, RP 2 Neutralisation, RP 3 Electrolysis)
Session 6
Energy Changes (RP 4 Temperature Changes)
Session 7
Revision Techniques and Tips

Session 1
Intro to Paper 2
Command Words and Types of Questions - multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Session 2
The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change (RP 5)
Session 3
Organic Chemistry
12.30-13.30
LUNCH
Session 4
Chemical Analysis (RP 6 Chromatography, RP 7 Identifying Ions)
Session 5
Chemistry of the Atmosphere
Session 6
Using Resources (RP 8 Water Purification)
Session 7
Revision Techniques and Tips

We are running one course for Edexcel IGCSE, unlike AQA where we are running a separate course for each paper. This is because all topics listed in the Edexcel IGCSE specification have the potential to appear on both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Therefore, the skills and topics we review in our course are applicable to either paper.

Session 1
How to Approach Questions - Command Words, Dissecting Questions and Planning Answers
Session 2
Calculations - Reacting Masses, Moles, Amount of Substance, Volume and Concentration, Gas Volumes, Percentage Yield
12.30-13.30
Lunch
Session 3
Exam Questions on Tricky Topics - Topic 1 (Electrolysis) and Topic 2 (Trends in Group 1 and 7, Acids and Bases in terms of Proton Transfer)
Session 4
Exam Questions on Tricky Topics - Topic 3 (Bond Energies, Rates of Reaction, Reversible Reactions and Equilibria, Le Chatelier’s Principle)
Session 5
Exam Questions on Tricky Topics - Topic 4 (Organic)
Session 6
Revision Technique and Advice - e.g Effective Revision Strategies, Revision Timetables, How to use Past Papers, Mark Schemes and Examiner Reports

Our Tutors

Hand-picked for their exceptional academic credentials and engaging personalities, the teachers and tutors we work with are some of the most experienced and gifted in the country. While each one is as unique as our students, they all bring their infectious enthusiasm and innovative teaching style to class, ensuring every PMT lesson is fresh, challenging, and inspiring.

Shehla R.

Shehla R.

Shehla has more than 18 years of experience in the field of education. Her journey began as a tutor at a local secondary school while pursuing her university studies. After completing her degree and PGCE, she transitioned to mainstream schools in Birmingham. Today, Shehla is Lead Practitioner in her school and holds TEEP Level 3 training, highlighting her expertise in teaching and learning methodologies. Her commitment to understanding the intricacies of student learning is evident in her Master’s degree research, which focused on how students learn and ways to improve information retrieval for assessments.

Shehla takes a meticulous approach to tutoring. She gauges her students’ knowledge and understanding through worked examples and links to the curriculum specification, ensuring they have a solid foundation before moving on to the nuances of exam technique.

If you would like 1-2-1 tuition with Shehla, you can find her profile on our tuition platform.

Prayagha S.

Prayagha S.

Prayagha studied Biochemistry at the University of Warwick before completing her Science PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. After becoming a qualified teacher, she took her master’s in Educational Leadership at University College London. During her eight years as a teacher, she’s taught KS3 Science, GCSE and A Level Chemistry in various settings, including a state school in London and independent schools in the UK and the Middle East.

Prayagha has a real passion for education and has been teaching the AQA syllabus for the past four years, helping her students to achieve fantastic results in their exams. Her teaching style focuses on exam technique, equipping her students with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to succeed.

Will A.

Will A.

Will is an enthusiastic and experienced maths and science tutor who graduated from Durham University with a master’s in Chemistry. He has been tutoring ever since and, with thousands of hours of tuition under his belt, has amassed a diverse client base, as well as leading a number of revision workshops. He has experience tutoring students in preparation for entrance exams into the UK’s top independent and grammar schools (11+ and 13+) as well as IB, GCSE and A-Level (specialising in the AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards).

Will believes that to do well in science and maths exams, students must have a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles to establish strong foundations. Under his guidance, students can then develop their understanding of the scientific theory through a series of logical steps built upon these foundations. Will also ensures that his sessions provide plenty of exam technique practice, ensuring students are able to apply each concept to exam-style questions, and develop the skills to break down the question and understand the root of what it is asking.

If you would like 1-2-1 tuition with Will, you can find his profile on our tuition platform.

Deepika

Deepika

Deepika holds a master’s degree in Chemistry with a specialisation in Physical Chemistry. She’s been a qualified science teacher and tutor for over seven years, teaching biology, chemistry and physics to students up to GCSE level. During this time, she’s gained an in-depth knowledge of the AQA syllabus as well as the newer GCSE (9-1) science curriculum.

Deepika has an infectious passion for science and finds nothing more rewarding than sharing her knowledge and helping her students to succeed. She believes in the importance of exam technique and maintaining a positive and supportive learning environment, tailoring her teaching style to the individual strengths and needs of each student. Deepika stays up-to-date on her CPD, so she always has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of pedagogy.

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How do your online GCSE Chemistry revision courses work?

Our online revision courses take place within Google Classroom, keeping everything organised in one convenient hub. From here, you’ll be able to access our bespoke course resources and join the live lessons which take place on Google Meet.

Students can interact with the teacher using their microphone or the chat feature.

All sessions are recorded. The lesson recordings are uploaded after each day, allowing you to watch them back for a recap whenever you like.

When will I receive the Google Classroom link for my online revision course?

You should receive your Google Classroom link via email the day before your course starts. Sometimes these emails go to the junk folder so check there before contacting us if you haven’t received it.

When will I receive my revision course handouts?

You will receive physical copies of the handouts 3-5 days before the start of your online course, as long as you book with us before the printing deadline. You can find the printing deadline in the course summary box on each booking page.

Please note: we can only send printed handouts to students in the UK. 

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