Happy Leap Year 29th February 2012 everyone! With the start of March comes a new beginning for our Cohort 2 Chemistry students. Start off fresh and on the ball, and you will end up with better results than you expected! On behalf of the PTEK Chemistry Department, I bid you all welcome, and wish you all the very best in your endeavors in A-Level Chemistry.
Do NOT underestimate this subject (as well as any other subject for that matter), and you will be well on your way towards a successful future.
Before we begin anything, please take the time to read about Safety in the Laboratory. It is imperative that we behave as scientists in the science laboratory. For more information, here is the full document regarding Safety!
Please download a copy of the CIE 9701 A-Level Chemistry Syllabus for your reference. I advise that you use this as a checklist for your revision purposes. Put a tick after each time you have been delivered material by your tutors, and then a second tick when you have understood the concept. That way you will be able to plan your revision well in the future. Of course, by the time you see 3 ticks on every objective in the syllabus, you should be ready for almost ANY question that CIE can throw your way. Also, you should print out a copy of the Practical Assessment (Qualitative Analysis) Notes as they will be used in EVERY Practical Session. They can be found on pages 69-70 of the Syllabus.
We INSIST that you all visit this website often to keep yourself up to date with anything involving PTEK Chemistry. Resources will be put up as we go along, maybe some worksheets, mark schemes and please take note at the very bottom of this page… the COUNTDOWN to your First APR. =) They should begin roughly around the 9th of April, 2012.
Being prepared is half the battle won!
HoD Chemistry 2012