Many students will feel nervous and overwhelmed when revising for their O Level exams. Secondary school students grapple with various subjects knowing that poor performance will impact their prospects of going to Junior College/polytechnics and even attaining a university degree. Focus Chemistry experienced tutors have some important things students need to know to excel in O Level Chemistry – these do not encompass content knowledge but will include other exam answering techniques. 

What are the modes to learn O Level Chemistry?

Focus Chemistry is renowned for its exceptional O Level Chemistry tuition services in Singapore. We adopt a unique educational approach that features small learning groups and tailored attention. Our teaching focuses on grasping and applying concepts effectively, moving away from pure memorisation.

Why Focus Chemistry is the best O Level Chemistry tuition in Singapore?

Focus Chemistry is recognised as the best O Level Chemistry Tuition in Singapore for its expert tutors, personalised attention, and a focus on understanding and application, not rote learning. It offers comprehensive resources and a proven track record of significant student grade improvement.

What are the proven strategies to excel in O Level Chemistry?

1. Our tutors will ensure mastery of the O Level Chemistry syllabus

There are some critical facts students need to know before they sit for the O Level Chemistry exams. Students cannot get away with purely memorising these concepts – but they need a solid foundation as a bedrock for everything else. One important topic they need to get to know well is the Periodic Table. Having information like mass number and proton number will be useful in answering questions which require students to deduce other chemical properties like electronic configuration and number of valence shells. Students will also need to be familiar with other key information like properties of groups in the Periodic Table.

2. Practice makes perfect

Often, when students practice with past year papers, they will find that they have accumulated some bad exam habits over the years. One of these habits is assuming that they know what the question is talking about, but when they read the question again carefully, they will know that the question is asking for a totally different thing. Students need to know what they are being asked for by identifying keywords and phrases. Questions starting with the words “define”, “describe”, “state”, “outline”, or “explain” will test factual knowledge. For example, when a question asks a student to “explain” something, it means that they need to draw on existing scientific concepts to support the observations they are making. 

3. Go over your past mistakes and do corrections 

Many students feel demoralised when they have received a bad grade, or when they see many crosses on their exam script. However, despite the urge to throw away the paper and forget about it completely, students instead need to go over their past mistakes and undertake corrections. If they don’t know what their teacher has written, they should ask. Going over their past mistakes will help students know what they are supposed to do in future, as learning from your mistakes is the only way in which students can improve their skills. Students should mark any 10-years series papers they are doing, taking notes of mistakes.

4. Ask your O Level Chemistry tutor if you don’t know what you’re doing

Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes students make when revising for their O Level Chemistry exams is to leave things until the last minute without clarifying doubts. If students let things snowball, they will face unbearable load of tasks before their exams. This could also negatively affect their morale – students who feel like there are too many things to learn in such a short time may opt to give up on the entire subject. Instead, students should try to be consistent and study smart well ahead of time. If they don’t know something, they can ask their teachers at school, well-meaning seniors, or tuition teachers for help and guidance.

Boost your grades with the help of Focus Chemistry!

Focus Chemistry boasts 30 years of experience in teaching Chemistry to all levels of students. Whether you are looking to prepare for exams, go for Chemistry competitions, or simply bolster your foundation of basic Chemistry concepts, Focus Chemistry is the go-to Chemistry specialist in Singapore. Our tutors are equipped to teach students, no matter their level of understanding, as they have many years of experience and a strong research background in Chemistry.

With time and effort, every student will surely be able to achieve their desired grades in Chemistry. Focus Chemistry has a tried-and-tested teaching method and specially curated materials and question banks to help you prepare for every Chemistry exam. 

Our skilled tutors will help students understand the concepts on a fundamental level and apply them correctly. Focus Chemistry teaches students of all levels from a wide range of syllabi, including the Cambridge A Levels (Singapore and international), IGCSE, International Baccalaureate (IB) at Higher and Standard levels, and Cambridge O Level Chemistry

Feel more confident when you step into the exam hall and gain knowledge and experience by answering many different permutations of Chemistry questions. Therefore, you will have sufficient preparation to handle any question in your Chemistry exam paper. With proper preparation, every student will feel more confident about their Chemistry performance in their major examinations.

WhatsApp us at +65 9616 1651 to book your slot with Focus Chemistry today!

Frequently Asked Questions

a. Is O level chemistry hard?

O Level Chemistry can be challenging for students who lack a good foundation in basic Chemistry concepts. Furthermore, the calculations in O Level Chemistry can be challenging for students who are weaker at Mathematics.

b. How do I study for Chemistry O Level?

Firstly, the student should understand what the syllabus and style of exam questions are like for H2 Chemistry. Next, the student should practice doing the questions to do well and fix knowledge gaps and their lack of conceptual understanding.

c. Is Chemistry compulsory in O Level?

No, students can choose whether to undertake O Level Chemistry or not. However, if students want to do Chemistry as a subject in JC, they should be advised to take Chemistry in O Levels.

d. What is the hardest chapter in Chemistry O Levels?

Organic Chemistry can be considered as the hardest chapter in Chemistry O Levels as it is easy to mix up the different concepts learned in school. 

e. Can you fail O Levels?

It is possible to fail O Levels, and the consequence of this is the reduced chance of admission into a Junior College or polytechnic.

f. Can I go to university with only O Level?

Overseas universities may take candidates with only an O Level qualification, but Singaporean universities require a polytechnic, IB diploma or A Level certificate to undertake education here.

g. What happens if I do badly for O Levels?
The consequence of doing badly for O Levels is the reduced chance of admission into a Junior College or polytechnic.