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CHEM3666 Chemistry into Schools

20 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Dr Nimesh Mistry

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2025Enterprise into Schools
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools
PHYS3600Physics in Schools

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The Chemistry into Schools module is a 20 credit module that runs over semester 1 and 2, where you will be working as a ‘Student Science Ambassador’ with teachers in local Schools. The module is co-taught by the School and Chemistry and the students into schools team at the University. The module also operates as part of a bigger national scheme called the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (UAS).


- To allow students to work in collaboration with a secondary school/college outside the University on a project relevant to their academic study for a degree in Chemistry and the needs of the school/college.
- To allow students to design, negotiate and manage their work in co-operation with an academic supervisor and a member of staff from the school/college.
- To encourage school pupils to participate actively in Chemistry-based project(s) in collaboration with university students.
- To raise the profile of Chemistry as an exciting, challenging and rewarding discipline to study at University.

Learning outcomes
ILO1 Gain first-hand experience of working in a teaching environment
ILO2 Develop transferable and professional skills from being in a real working environments
ILO3 Be able to communicate and assess scientific principles and concepts
ILO4 Be able to show how you can develop your teaching skills through self-reflection and continuing professional development
ILO5 Become familiar with the literature and science of learning (pedagogy)
ILO6 Be able to design, perform and evaluate a pedagogic research project


Students taking this module will be placed within a local secondary school/college via Campus Connect with a specific remit to help organise Chemistry activities within the school e.g. through Chemistry/science lessons or Chemistry/science clubs or, if desired to help school teachers establish such clubs.

The student will, during their time with pupils in school, organise a Chemistry-based project(s) with the aim of promoting the excitement of Chemistry in secondary school students.

Projects may involve Y7-Y9 (KS3) and/or GSCE-level (KS4) Chemistry enrichment work and/or AS/A2- level enrichment work as appropriate to the needs of the school.

In addition to the formal elements of assessment of our students as outlined below, we envisage the syllabus to include a Science into Schools Day, where the University students can bring groups of school pupils into the Department of Chemistry to take part in inspiring science activities, experiments and demonstrations.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Teaching/Classroom Assisting130.0030.00
Supervised Practice41.004.00
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

We ensure that all students taking this module receive regular feedback from their education tutor, chemistry tutor and teachers in the classroom.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective logA summary report (approximately 1500 words) of your Learning Log Book of skills developed during the module, reflecting and evaluating on your progress and experiences.30.00
Teaching SkillsDelivery of a teaching activity (approx. 15 mins) where you will design teaching resources and teach a topic/concept of secondary-level chemistry30.00
ReportA written report (between 3,000 - 3,500 words) based on the Special School Project. This should include copies of all teaching resources and materials produced for the School.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 07/07/2022 11:10:18


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