SAC Workshops 2014

Because of the forthcoming changes to the specifications for the first teaching in 2015 there will not be any SAC workshops this summer.


Updates will be via newsletter and website.



Salters Advanced Chemistry

Welcome to Salters’ Advanced Chemistry website. This Advanced level chemistry course, developed at the Science Education Group in the University of York, offers an exciting, context based approach to studying chemistry. The course is currently followed by over 17000 students across the United Kingdom. We work closely with OCR (the examination board) who offer dedicated assessment for the course.

The website is currently under construction and pages will be regularly added over the next few months.

New Resources
A series of exciting new resources have been added to to the DIY page to support teaching and learning of SAC. These include a number of revision resources to support preparation for examinations. If you have any resources you would like to share with other teachers please send them to Chris on

Are you a school science technician?

Do you want to increase your confidence when making up solutions?

Hands-on chemical handling and preparation of solutions course

2nd and 3rd July 2014

This three session course will offer you hands-on experience where you will learn to prepare solutions used in school science pratical work.

This course will be run by Anne Helliar at Gordano School, St Mary's Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7QR

The cost of the course which includes lunch is £120 per person

To register and for further information, please contact Tara Phillis; 01275 842606 ext 406 or email;

The Essential Chemical Industry - online

Our CIEC Promoting Science (link to CIEC: group have recently compiled a comprehensive online reference library (link to: of the world's principal industrial chemicals.

It is intended for school, college and university students and their teachers, as well as industrial chemists and employees of chemical companies requiring a quick reference or overview.

This new web-based edition has been developed from the latest (5th) edition of the book 'The Essential Chemical Industry'.

  • There are 76 units, divided into six sections, which describe key aspects of the chemical industry in a concise way, with easy cross-referencing and drill-down capability. The six sections are:
  • An introduction
  • Industrial processes (such as catalysis and green chemistry);
  • Materials and applications (including biofuels and nanomaterials);
  • Basic chemicals (from ammonia to urea);
  • Polymers
  • Metals (from aluminium to zinc).

Written by members of CIEC staff, and with the advice of over 200 experts in the field, the site is systematically reviewed and updated to ensure that it remains relevant and authoritative. The units are illustrated with over 220 photographs and diagrams, many companies providing recent and specially commissioned photographs to illustrate specific points raised in the text.

Last Updated: May 1, 2014 |

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