To prepare JC students for the A-Levels
Are you ready for the A-Level Chemistry Practical Paper Examination?
It’s worth a whopping 20% of your overall Chemistry grade! If you want to excel in Chemistry and get a top-notch score, then nailing the practical component is a must. But who said learning can’t be fun? Practical skills are best acquired through hands-on experience, so let’s get those lab coats on and start experimenting!
How our A-Level Chemistry Practical Class can help you
Highly experienced Chemistry tutors
Our tutors have a wealth of experience and have helped thousands of A-level students achieve their desired grades over the years. They are highly knowledgeable about the A-level syllabus and are fully equipped to prepare you for your practical exams. You can feel confident in their abilities to guide you towards success.
1-to-1 lab apparatus
In our lab, you will have your very own set of lab equipment to work with, so there’s no need to share with others. We have top-of-the-line lab equipment that is well-maintained, and you’ll have plenty of time to experiment with it and hone your skills. Our amazing lab tutors will be there to guide you, so don’t worry about making mistakes – our lab is a safe and supportive space for you to learn and grow.
I managed an A for Chemistry with Mr David Wong’s help and I can safely say that I would not have been able to achieve this without him. Having struggled with Chem throughout JC, Mr Wong’s lessons were a refreshing change of pace and his teaching style was really suited to my learning. More importantly, however, what shone through was his passion for teaching and the care he had for his students. He would frequently check up on our progress, making sure we would have all the materials given out when we missed lessons. He’d also provide us with many little extra benefits, such as managing the room temperature, providing tissues and even coffee or milo packets for us in the middle of lessons. Overall, my experience with learning lodge has been overwhelmingly positive and Mr Wong played a significant part in this. Thank you Learners' Lodge!
I’d like to thank Mr Au for helping me achieve an A grade for H2 Chem for A Level exams. Chemistry was always my worst subject, and I always scored U or S for chem in J1. By J2, I realised that the key to chem was the understanding of fundamental concepts beneath all the application questions, which I lacked. However, under Mr Au’s thorough and clarified teaching of concepts, I had my basics solidified in time for exams. I was able to do harder application questions because I knew the basics of how they worked without ambiguity. Yet, the best part was how he encouraged us to ask questions in class, which I found hard to do in school. This really helped clear some of the more challenging questions from VJC papers. I really owe Mr Au a lot for preparing me for this exam, thank you!
Our A-Level Chemistry Practical Schedule
|8 Aug, Tuesday
|3pm to 6pm
2.5hrs (actual Practical)
0.5 hrs instructions, settling in, washing
|Expt 1a: To determine [CH3COOH] in commercial vinegar by titration with NaOH solution.
Expt 1b: To determine enthalpy change of neutralization of CH3COOH with NaOH solution.
Expt 2: (Planning) To determine rate of reaction between sodium thiosulphate (Na2S2O3) and sulfuric acid.
Expt 3a: To determine percentage purity of CaCO3 by thermal decomposition
Expt 3b: Qualitative Analysis (CaCl2, CaCO3)
|– Titration, tabulation, acid-base reaction
– Energetics, acid-base reaction, graph plotting
– Planning, reaction kinetics, list procedures and table of results and sample calculation
– Group 2, thermal decomposition, tabulation
– Tests for Ca2+, Cl-, (CO3)2-
|Mr. Au Chee Ping
|10 Oct, Tuesday
|6pm to 9pm
2.5hrs (actual Practical)
0.5 hrs instructions, settling in, washing
|Expt 1: To determine the unknown [CuSO4] from its rxn with NaI & titrate the I2 produced against Na2S2SO3
Expt 2a: To determine the heat capacity of metal calorimeter using hot and cold water.
Expt 2b: To determine the enthalpy of combustion of ethanol(Planning)
Expt 3a: Investigation of kinetics rxn between CaCO3 powder & HCl
Expt 3b Investigation of order of above rxn with respect to HCl(Planning)
Expt 4: Qualitative Analysis (ZnCl2, NaNO3)
|– Scaling to prepare suitable [CuSO4], Stoichiometry and redox reactions
– Energetics, thermometric measurements, graph plotting and extrapolation
– Planning, drawing of diagram, list procedures and table of results and sample calculation
– Kinetics, downward displacement of water in burette, graph plotting, half life method
– Kinetics, lnitial rate method, table of results and sample calculation
– Std tests of main ions Zn2+, Cl- & NO3-, Std tests of by pdts of NH3, O2 & NO2. Complex formation of Zn2+ with NH3 ligands
|Mr. David Wong
About our Chemistry Practical
Join our exclusive Chemistry Practical session for only $200 and get two hours of hands-on experience with our expert Chemistry instructors. With their guidance, you’ll conduct experiments and analyse data to fill any gaps in your A-Level Chemistry Practical knowledge.
As a bonus, existing students at Learners’ Lodge can take advantage of an exclusive 20% discount* on this already amazing opportunity.
Don’t miss out on this chance to enhance your chemistry skills and gain practical experience from a top-notch instructor.
Venue: Learners’ Lodge Practical Lab
Blk 161, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #02-500 , S(560161)
About the H2 Chemistry Practical Paper in A-Level
The H2 Chemistry A-Level syllabus is all about taking your understanding of Chemistry to the next level! It builds upon the topics covered in O-Level and expands your knowledge even further. So, if you’ve already studied Chemistry at the O-Level, whether it was as a standalone subject or part of a science programme, there is no reasons why you cannot score in the exams!
A-Level H2 Chemistry Exam Schedule 2023
In the A-Level Chemistry exam, there are four Papers in total:
|14:30 – 15:30
|08:00 – 10:00
|08:00 – 10:00
|08:00 – 10:30
|SHIFT 1: CHEMISTRY
|11:10 – 13:40
|SHIFT 2: CHEMISTRY
|14:20 – 16:50
|SHIF 3: CHEMISTRY
A-Level Chemistry Exam Structure
|Type of Paper
|Longer Structured Questions
|2 h 30 min
The Practical Assessment or Paper 4 is an evaluation of your practical skills and investigative abilities in four areas: Planning (P), Manipulation, Measurement and Observation (MMO), Presentation of Data and Observations (PDO), and Analysis, Conclusions, and Evaluation (ACE). Each section carries a different weightage in your final score, with Planning getting a 5% weightage, while MMO, PDO, and ACE get a 15% weightage each. The PDO and ACE sections may contain questions that don’t require equipment or apparatus, and you’ll have a set time to access any necessary tools or materials.
Since the Practical exam makes up 20% of your Higher 2 assessment, it’s crucial to develop practical skills and techniques to perform well. At Learners’ Lodge, we offer training on practical tips and healthy habits to help you perform your best.
So, let’s prepare well for the Practical Assessment and do our best!
To view the full information on the Chemistry A-Level syllabus by SEAB (Singapore Examinations and Assessments Board), click here
Problems faced by JC students for Chemistry Practical
Not getting enough hands-on experience
A-Level Chemistry Practical can be quite challenging, and it can be tough to fit in all the practical sessions necessary for students to excel in the subject. It’s natural to feel a little bit anxious about not getting enough hands-on experience, especially when it comes to preparing for exams. But don’t worry, we understand the importance of practical sessions and personalised guidance, and we’re dedicated to providing you with the training and support you need to feel confident and capable in your practical skills.
With our expert help, you can feel reassured that you’ll be fully prepared to tackle any experiment that comes your way, and excel in your A-Level Chemistry exams!
Not getting enough support and guidance
Getting the support you need to excel in the practical components of your A-Level Chemistry exams can be challenging! With limited time and attention in school, many students feel like they’re left to fend for themselves when it comes to hands-on practice. But not to worry, because here at A-Level Master, we understand how vital personalised guidance and support are important for you to feel confident and capable in your practical skills. No more feeling unsure or hesitant about whether you’re using the right techniques and approaches! With our help, you’ll be acing those experiments in no time!
Not getting enough access to lab
Before national exams, schools limit students’ access to their labs, which prevents them from having practical sessions that are crucial for their continued learning progress. This situation is similar to what our graduates have encountered, and it’s possible that your child is also facing it now. At Learners’ Lodge, we recognise the significance of practical learning and have therefore invested in a modern Chemistry Lab to offer our students exceptional facilities and assistance. Our students have access to their own equipment, ensuring that they receive the best practical learning experience in Singapore.
You can register personally at any one of our branches during our operating hours. Alternatively, you may call our hotline 9119-9655 to register. Please note that phone registration does not constitute a reservation of a seat in the program. Only upon payment for the program will the seat(s) be reserved.