Fantastic Opportunity for secondary schools to participate in a new EEF Trial

Hallam Teaching School in Sheffield, working with Queen’s University Belfast, are recruiting 125 secondary schools to take part in a random controlled efficacy trial sponsored by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.  SMART Spaces is a promising revision strategy that will be delivered to year 11 students taking the AQA Combined trilogy science qualification in summer 2019. 

This is a great opportunity for schools in this region to participate in this research where all resources and training will be provided by our experienced group of chemistry teachers.

SMART spaces is developed from how both neuroscience and cognitive psychology lead us to understand memory and learning. We have created a time efficient and effective revision strategy which shows good promise from the pilot and feasibility stage.

There is also the opportunity to participate in a small scale pilot study that is investigating the use of SMART Spaces to promote learning during the teaching of chemistry among year 10 students.  It is hoped that this may lead to an efficacy trial in the near future.

Click here to view all details of the main project.

The link also includes information on how to request more information and how to apply to participate in the trial.

For further information please contact Alastair Gittner at