Teaching Higher Chemistry

Friday 15 May 2020

9.30 am - 3.30 pm



This full - day course is aimed at Secondary Chemistry teachers, including those teaching Higher for the first time.  The course will focus on the areas that candidates find most challenging and will seek to help teachers prepare students to achieve their best performance in the assignment and exam. 

The cost of the full day course will be £120 per person, including lunch and coffee.  The course will be held in the University of Glasgow, School of Education, St Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow G3 6NH. 


Assignment support, including 

  • Topic choice
  • Challenging sections
  • Providing appropriate support to students

Teaching areas of the course that students find demanding in the exam, including

  • Open questions
  • Questions based on practical work
  • Questions on periodicity and bonding

Writing a prelim

Questions encouraged throughout

This course will be led by Clare Smith, Lecturer in Science Education (Chemistry) within the School of Education.  Clare holds a senior appointment in the Higher Chemistry team and has worked as a Setter, Examiner and Reviewer for SQA since 2011.  She has provided In-Service training for several Local Authorities and worked as a Chemistry Teacher and Chemistry Lecturer before joining the School of Education in May 2019. 


To apply for a course, please download and complete our CPD Application form.

Please note, a University application form must be completed and returned to the University of Glasgow before any places on our CPD courses can be confirmed.  

The School of Education operates an inclusive policy. Applicants with special needs are asked to provide details on the course application form. 

This course can be commissioned by schools and local authorities. Please contact the CPD Office to obtain further details and to negotiate suitable delivery date(s). 

If you require any further information regarding this event or any of our CPD courses, please contact education-cpd@glasgow.ac.uk 

School of Education  
University of Glasgow 
St Andrew's Building 
11 Eldon Street 

Telephone - 0141 330 3036 

Email - education-cpd@glasgow.ac.uk