Secondary 4 Pure Chemistry

Secondary 4 Pure Chemistry

240 SGD / month

Being familiar with definitions and concepts is only the first step. Learn proper techniques, sharpen your skills and answer with precision during the O-Levels with our Pure Chemistry programme.

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Programme outline

Coverage

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Focused on gearing students up for the O-Level Chemistry Examination at the end of the year

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Students get access to trending O-Level questions, common student mistakes, and best ways to ace the O-Level Chemistry Paper

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Students practice key time management skills under exam-like conditions during our regular assessments

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Build upon existing knowledge from topics taught throughout Secondary School – topics will be covered in greater depth with intensive revision

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New Chemistry topics are introduced to students, such as Ammonia, Speed of Reaction, Electrolysis and Organic Chemistry

Components

Ammonia
  • Reversible Reactions
  • The Haber Process
  • Displacement of Ammonia from its Salt
Air and the Environment
  • Composition of Air
  • Air Pollution and Ways to Reduce Air Pollution 
  • Acid Rain
  • Ozone Layer
  • Carbon Cycle
  • Global Warming
Speed of Reaction
  • Speed of Reaction
  • Collision Theory
  • Determinants of Speed of Reaction: Effect of Particle Size, Concentration of Solution, Pressure of
  • Gases, Temperature, and Catalyst 
  • Measuring Speed of Reaction
  • Graphs
Electrolysis
  • Introduction to Electrolysis
  • Electrolysis of Molten Ionic Compounds and Aqueous Electrolytes 
  • Calculations in Electrolysis
  • Industrial Application of Electrolysis
  • Simple Cells and Fuel Cells 
Fuels and Crude Oil
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Fractional Distillation of Petroleum
  • Competing Uses of Petroleum
Alkanes and Alkenes
  • Homologous Series
  • Structure of Alkanes, and Isomerism in Alkanes 
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Alkanes
  • Structure of Alkenes and Isomerism in Alkenes
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Alkenes
  • Manufacture of Alkenes by Cracking
Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids
  • Structure of Alcohols
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Alcohols
  • Production and Uses of Ethanol
  • Structure and Properties of Carboxylic Acids
  • Production of Ethanoic Acid
  • Esters
Macromolecules
  • Macromolecules
  • Addition and Condensation Polymerisation
  • Plastics and Pollution

Lesson plans

Weekly Materials
  • Comprehensive topical notes

    Detailed topical notes and concept papers, accompanied by well-illustrated diagrams and worked examples, help solidify students' understanding

  • Practice Papers

    Structured weekly practice papers that consist of basic to challenging questions to test mastery of topics, and develop higher-order thinking skills

Homework Booster
  • Homework Booster

    Supplementary worksheets with teacher-guided solutions are provided weekly on Mind Stretcher's E-Study Buddy platform for additional self-practice.

  • Focus on right answering techniques

    Develop question analysis skills and answering techniques; use relevant science terminologies and keywords to tackle application-type questions

Progress Tracking
  • Assessment Checkpoints

    Mind Stretcher's Checkpoints are run quarterly to simulate exam conditions, practice time management, and do papers similar to school assessments.

  • Student Progress Reports

    Mind Stretcher's Progress Reports analyse strengths, weaknesses and benchmark students within our cohort, which is larger than a few schools combined!

Exam Preparation
  • Error Analysis

    Analyse common student mistakes and concept misunderstandings, and learn how to avoid them.

  • Trending Questions

    Stay abreast of questions set in examinations; we monitor and analyse trending question types and incorporate them into our revision materials.

  • Revision Notes

    Comprehensive revision materials that summarises and reinforces important content for exam preparation.

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Journey through our Secondary Science course

Sec 3 & Sec 4 Chemistry

Building upon the Lower Secondary foundation, Pure Chemistry at Upper Secondary will require students to undertake a deeper dive into Chemistry concepts. Students are also expected to demonstrate proficiency in handling information and solving problems, by applying Chemistry concepts to novel situations.

Our Sec 3 and 4 Chemistry Programme will reinforce students’ understanding of key concepts through detailed topical notes and concept papers. Through our weekly practice papers with questions tiered by difficulty level, we will equip students with the skills to dissect question types, recognise the concepts tested, make sense of relevant data, and use the right keywords and terminologies to answer the questions.

Students will have ample opportunities to practice common and trending O-Level questions, and also hone their time management skills under exam conditions during our regular assessment.

Sec 3 & Sec 4 Combined Science

While the examination requirements for Combined Sciences may appear less intensive than Pure Sciences, students will still need to develop a sound and robust understanding of core concepts to do well in this subject.     

Our Sec 3 and 4 Combined Science programme will help students to consolidate their learning in Physics and Chemistry, and strengthen their foundation. Topical papers and concept notes will be provided to help students internalise the key concepts and formula required for the examinations. Through our weekly practice papers, we will provide close guidance to students to help them build confidence in analysing the questions, and crafting good answers with the use of relevant key-words and terminologies.   

Students will have ample opportunities to practice common and trending O-Level questions, and also hone their time management skills under exam conditions during our regular assessment.

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Mrs Shum is a caring teacher who is concerned about her students and their well-being. She has helped me improve in my English and has always been very caring towards me. She stresses on our mental health and has encouraged us a lot. Her teaching is amazing and i love how she shares interesting facts related to the topic we were studying and she exposed us to the basics of general paper too. To add, Mrs Shum gives specific feedback on our work which allowed us to know what we can improve on. The MS comprehension worksheets were also of great help as they allow me to know how to answer certain questions in a straightforward manner. Mrs Shum marks quite strictly which also further prepared me well for the O-levels where the marking is usually more lenient. As a result, I learnt how to do better and could gauge where i stand. Mrs Shum also made me realise that i was better in personal recount essays which allowed me to do well in the O-levels. Overall, MS worksheets were of great help and useful with specific tips and strategies. Thank you so much.

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