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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby kitty2 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:00 pm

Metanoia wrote:
kitty2 wrote:Can anyone advise how to do well for SPA?


Hi there, to clarify, are you referring to the school-based Science Practical Assessment taken by Pure chemistry students or the Science Practical Exams taken by combined chemistry students?


Is for combine science students :) . Thanks

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby Metanoia » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:26 pm

kitty2 wrote:
Metanoia wrote:
kitty2 wrote:Can anyone advise how to do well for SPA?


Hi there, to clarify, are you referring to the school-based Science Practical Assessment taken by Pure chemistry students or the Science Practical Exams taken by combined chemistry students?


Is for combine science students :) . Thanks


Combined chemistry students will most likely be doing identification of unknown ions.

1) It will be useful for the student to be familiar with this reference table.
It is page 36 in this document.

http://www.seab.gov.sg/content/syllabus ... 8_2017.pdf

This table will be provided during the practical, but I'll encourage them to be familiar with it before hand rather than try to make sense of it during the test itself.

2) Basically, the test consists of following the instructions, writing down the observations and making conclusions.
Writing observations - the student can use the relevant phrases described in the table
Making conclusions - this part is largely dependent on the observations.

Students are usually stressed about making the conclusion but keeping things in perspective. The chemistry practical is "only 7.5%" and the conclusion part is an only small portion. There are more marks to make up for it in the theory papers.

3) The questions are quite varied, so I will not try to "predict" anything more specific. I've seen past year papers on O-level practicals available in the bookshop, you can buy them to have a sense of the questions.
If however, you have specific questions, feel free to clarify.

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby kitty2 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:33 am

Metanoia, thank you for sharing and your kindness :)

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby momoftwokids » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:04 pm

Can anyone recommend good assessment for Chemistry?

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby bestwishes » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:17 am

momoftwokids wrote:Can anyone recommend good assessment for Chemistry?


GLM Conceptual Learning by ONG YL

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby J.mommy » Thu May 24, 2018 3:10 pm

hi, anyone has very good chemistry tutor to recommend for Sec 4 pure chem student?

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby yuki2010 » Fri May 25, 2018 1:04 pm

J.mommy wrote:hi, anyone has very good chemistry tutor to recommend for Sec 4 pure chem student?


I recommend Mr Wong, very experienced, former NYGH and ACSI teacher if I'm not wrong. He teaches in small group class at future acadmey. I'll pm you his link if you are interested.

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby J.mommy » Fri May 25, 2018 4:47 pm

yes, pls. thanks yuki2010

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby yuki2010 » Sat May 26, 2018 11:11 am

J.mommy wrote:yes, pls. thanks yuki2010


I usually contact them through 84577888. Just googled future academy mr wong chemistry and found following link:
https://www.fa.edu.sg/tutors/mr-wong-chemistry/

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Re: O-Level Chemistry

Postby taueu » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:43 pm

Why most schools are using Chemistry Matters textbook, and not all about chemistry: o level?
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