2014 GCE O-Level Chemistry 5073 – Paper 2 Post Mortem

[For Singapore Students taking 2014 GCE O-Level Pure Chemistry Exam; Subject Code: 5073]

Chemistry Paper 2 Post

How do i put it? Besides getting our students to study very hard on ALL topics, i must say that we were pretty lucky this year. In the last 2 weeks of revision, we went through a couple of concepts which came out almost exact in Paper 2 (Written) on Tuesday 28th Oct 2014 and are worth lots of marks, namely:

  • Titration Curves which appear in 4 pages of Paper 2
  • Multiple-Step reactions involving Dibasic Acid e.g. H3po4 + NaOH

In terms of topics, let’s take a look at what have been heavily tested in Paper 2 (Written Paper) according to our own students as well as comments that we gather from facebook/twitter/blogs:

  1. Experimental Chemistry (not tested in Paper 2)
  2. Methods of Purification & Separation (not tested in Paper 2)
  3. Identification of Ions and Gases a.k.a. Qualitative Analysis (not tested in Paper 2)
  4. Kinetic Particle Theory (not tested in Paper 2)
  5. Atomic Structure (not tested in Paper 2)
  6. Chemical Bonding and Structure of Matter (about 3 – 4 marks in Paper 2)
  7. Formulae, Stoichiometry and the Mole Concept (about 4 marks in Paper 2)
  8. Electrolysis (one whole question in Paper 2)
  9. Energy from Chemicals (a few marks in Paper 2)
  10. Speed of Reaction (about 2 marks in Paper 2)
  11. Redox (about 2 marks in Paper 2)
  12. Acids and Bases (about 2 marks in Paper 2)
  13. Preparation of Salts (not tested in Paper 2)
  14. Ammonia (about 2 marks in Paper 2)
  15. The Periodic Table and Group Trends (one whole Data Bank Question in Paper 2)
  16. Metals and Reactivity Series (about 2 marks in Paper 2)
  17. Air and the Atmosphere (not tested in Paper 2)
  18. Organic Chemistry: Fuels, Alkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids (lots of marks in many questions in Paper 2)
  19. Organic Chemistry: Macromolecules (few marks being tested in Paper 2)

Based on what have been tested in Paper 2 (Written), we are looking forward to the following concepts to be tested in Paper 1 (MCQ) on 11th Nov 2014:

  • Experimental Chemistry
  • Methods of Purification & Separation
  • Identification of Ions and Gases a.k.a. Qualitative Analysis (lots of marks?)
  • Kinetic Particle Theory
  • Atomic Structure
  • Preparation of Salts (lots of marks?)
  • Speed of Reaction
  • The Periodic Table and Group Trends (lots of marks?)
  • Metals and Reactivity Series (lots of marks?)
  • Air and the Atmosphere (lots of marks?)

Now, let us be even more strategic.

Paper 1 consists of 40 multiple-choice questions (total of 40 marks) and the weightage is a WHOPPING 30%, in case you are not aware of it. Doing well in Paper 1 will definitely bump up your overall Chemistry grade. In view that Paper 1 is only for 1 hour, you must not waste time. In fact you have an average of 1.5 minutes for each question.

If you are a student taking your GCE O-Level Pure Chemistry (syllabus code: 5073) and would like a final dash to score 40/40 marks, i welcome you to join us in our annual Score 100% MCQ Workshop on 8 Nov 2014.

All the best for the final Chemistry paper. See you at the finishing line.

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