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IP Chemistry Syllabus
In Year 3, students delve into the core concepts of chemistry, exploring the intricate workings of a chemist’s mind. This journey begins by understanding the very essence of chemistry, delving into historical perspectives and the empirical scientific method. Students explore crucial aspects such as atomic theory, fundamental atomic structure, bonding principles, physical properties, and the VSEPR theory, providing a strong foundation in the basics of chemistry.
The curriculum progresses to cover stoichiometry, focusing on chemical formulae, mass calculations, and the essential mole concept. Acids, bases, and oxides are studied in detail, encompassing their definitions, reactions, classifications, and properties. The preparation and analysis of salts are also explored, offering a comprehensive understanding of this essential chemical process. Additionally, the year delves into chemical reactions, emphasizing chemical kinetics and reduction-oxidation reactions, enriching students’ comprehension of reaction mechanisms and kinetics.
In Year 4, the focus shifts to advanced topics, including energetics, exploring enthalpy changes and the complexities of endothermic and exothermic reactions. Environmental chemistry becomes a critical area of study, covering topics like air pollution and environmental science, underscoring the importance of chemistry in understanding and combating environmental issues. Electrochemistry is explored in depth, detailing the applications of electrolytic cells, reduction and oxidation reactions, and electrochemical cells, including their use in fuel cells.
Metals and their properties, diverse applications, and extraction methods based on the Reactivity Series are examined, along with a focus on recycling processes and environmental concerns related to metal usage. Chemical equilibrium, dynamic equilibrium, position determination, and the application of Le Chatelier’s Principle are thoroughly studied, providing a nuanced understanding of equilibrium reactions.
The year culminates in an exploration of organic chemistry, covering fundamental principles, alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, carboxylic acids, and condensation reactions. Students delve into the study of synthetic and natural polymers, as well as various addition and condensation reactions, equipping them with a comprehensive understanding of organic compounds and their diverse applications.
Main Challenges Faced by IP Chemistry Students
Limited Integration Between Chapters
IP Chemistry presents a unique blend of O Level and A Level Chemistry concepts, intricately interconnected. Although IP Chemistry students cover additional content compared to O Level peers, their understanding might not be as comprehensive as that of H2 A Level students. This lack of integration often leads to misconceptions that cascade into other chapters, hindering students from fully grasping the entire concept and effectively applying it in exam scenarios.
Overwhelming Content and Conceptual Understanding
IP Chemistry poses a challenge due to its vast content, leaving students with limited time to delve into crucial topics like Acid, Bases, Salts, Electrochemistry, and Organic Chemistry. The overwhelming amount of information makes it difficult for students to develop a deep and nuanced understanding of these fundamental areas.
Scarcity of Relevant Resources
The market lacks adequate resources tailored specifically for IP Chemistry. While resources for O Level Chemistry are available, they often fall short in addressing the complexities of IP Chemistry syllabus. The limited resources provided by schools hinder students’ progress, making it challenging for them to transition effectively into A Level H2 Chemistry. In essence, IP Chemistry students struggle to find high-quality resources and challenging questions that can elevate their understanding to the next level.
Our Structured Approach to Excel in IP Chemistry
Tailored Learning for Your Needs
Our dedicated IP Chemistry classes are meticulously crafted to meet the unique demands of IP Chemistry students. We understand the specific rigor and intensity required to keep up with the challenging curriculum. By grouping students together, we create an immersive learning environment where tutors adapt the pace for faster learners and introduce high-order thinking questions to foster critical thinking skills.
Comprehensive IP Chemistry Resources
We are committed to developing superior teaching materials that surpass the standards of even the top schools. Each year, we invest substantial time in refining our materials, incorporating relevant examples and concepts from our esteemed A-Level H2 Chemistry program. Our resources include concise notes, powerful summaries, effective worked examples, and rapid test questions, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of the subject.
Exposure to Advanced IP Chemistry Questions
Our experienced tutors engage in extensive brainstorming sessions, in-depth discussions, and thorough examination script reviews to identify the latest trends in challenging questions. Students from renowned institutions such as HCI, RI, and NYGH often acknowledge the high standard and difficulty of our questions. We firmly believe that the more students grapple with challenges in our classes, the more confident and successful they become in their school examinations.
Focus on Exam Skills and Answering Techniques
Hard work alone is not enough; precise exam skills are essential for distinction. Our tutors are trained to guide students step-by-step through question analysis, helping them develop their thought processes, identify crucial keywords, and recognize common exam pitfalls. Our objective is to equip IP Chemistry students with the ability to think like examiners, ensuring they secure the marks necessary for top performance. With 80% of curriculum time dedicated to high-order thinking questions, students learn to apply concepts in unfamiliar contexts, enhancing their flexibility and reinforcing their understanding of key concepts.
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Testimonials From O & A Level Students in Singapore
Year 1 and Sec 1 follow identical syllabus. This is also applicable to Year 2/Sec 2, Year 3/Sec 3, and Year 4/Sec 4, as they all cover the same curriculum.
The syllabus for IP and O level students are the same.
The only difference would be that IP students have higher order/application thinking questions.
Our resources do cater for the IP students! In addition, our teachers do have experience with IP syllabus and would be able to help your child as well!
We do have IP students in our centre and they do cope very well!
Students can attend other available time slots within the same week (mon-sun). They will receive a Class Schedule on their onboarding message which they could refer to anytime.
Students can watch the recorded lesson the next day after 6PM! (For weekend classes, it would be available on Monday after 6PM)
Yes, students are given some questions to work on.
We use classdojo for our students/parents/teachers to communicate.
Students can message/post their questions on classdojo. Our teachers typically reply within 48 hours.
Students can raise their questions after lessons on homeworks or doubts that they have. However, please take note that this depends on the teacher’s availability as they do have back to back classes. They can always post their questions on classdojo for our teacher’s to respond to them!