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A-level Chemistry

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Recommended text for AS/A2 Chemistry

For the past two years I have (almost) exclusively used one text book for A level Chemistry -...
A-level Chemistry

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A-level chemistry preparation

I often get asked about recommending revision guides for chemistry. CGP (Coordination Group...
A-level Chemistry

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Elements and the Periodic Table

Did you know, that to understand the properties of elements in the periodic table, it helps to...
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A level Chemistry: which exam board?

Having taught all four A level Chemistry exams available, i.e. Edexcel, AQA, OCR and OCRSalters...

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  • Atomic Structure

    Mahima Laroyia GCSE Chemistry Tutor (Oxford) Picture Atomic structure is the basic topic of chemistry and all chemistry chapters whether they are of GCSE, AS or A2 begins with this topic. In this topic you are expected to know about the following:-  a) What are protons, neutron and electrons? Relative charge, position and the mass of each one of...
  • 3-Prong Approach to Achieving Your Full Potential

    Dr Paul Kilkenny A-level Chemistry Tutor (Bromley) Picture I use the following 3-pronged approach:(1) past papers - probably the highest priority items as using them enables simultaneous learning of facts and technique. Also, the brain is 'hungry' when it come to a question that it cannot answer, so better retention occurs from this (as compared with...
  • How to Succeed in Chemistry Editor's Pick

    Dr Noel J. Dickson A-level Chemistry Tutor (Harrow) Picture Chemistry is a very REAL world subject. It encapsulates the concepts and principles of this exciting and vibrant discipline. Chemistry should be FUN; it should not just be a conglomeration of facts which you then regurgitate for the purposes of the examination at the end of your...

 

  • Easy and Effective Revision Tips Editor's Pick

    Ejeh Nas A-level Chemistry Tutor (North London) Picture If the word “revision” and “exams” fill you with stress and panic, fear no more! Here are 10 tips to help you revise effectively. Draw up a revision timetableResearch shows that shorter 20-30 minute sessions work best, because your concentration is much higher. Also setting yourself a time...
  • Balancing "A" Levels against Quality of Life.

    David Chitty A-level Chemistry Tutor (Coventry) Picture Commencing the study of "A" - Levels in year 12 may be a very, very, daunting experience. The following observations and advice is offered in the hope that it may be of use to new "A" level students. Obviously, you are now all "young Adults" and are probably distracted by the attractions of...
  • Succeeding at Science

    James Murphy GCSE Chemistry Tutor (North London) Picture Even in well taught science lessons you cannot be sure that you have really got it and even if you do get it the exam will usually be some way off. So it is a question of understanding and recall on the day. My advice for success is to read over your lesson notes or probably better your revision...