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Chemistry Tips: How to Revise for your GCE ‘O’ Level Chemistry Exams

Update: For 2018 O-Level Pure Chemistry students, please read the latest post at

In about 2 weeks time, Singapore Students will be taking their GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations.

Many of you are also having your ‘study week’ where school lessons has finally ended and you are given the time (2 weeks) to sit down and thoroughly revise through your notes, books, and previous test/exam papers.

For GCE ‘O’ Level Chemistry Exams, you need to know the essential concepts well in order to score the marks you desire. Only about 15% of the exams will be based solely on memorising skills, etc. As such, it is important to know the topics well.

Furthermore, you will be seeing questions in Paper 2 (Written) where one question will be split into many other parts – and each part will test you on a certain concepts i.e. several topics will be tested in one question.

Previously, i have blog before on tips for revising for GCE ‘O’ Level Chemistry Examinations, and you can find them through the links below:

Revision Techniques

Essential Chemistry Exam Skills & Knowledge

How to Revise for a certain Chemistry Topic

Mindset to be the Top Student

How to beat Examination Period Stresses?

Significant figures for Questions related to Mole Calculations

Sulfur OR Sulphur??? Sulfuric Acid OR Sulphuric Acid?

In a few days time, i will share with you on TIPS on:

PS: If you have been revising and studying hard for your Chemistry all the while, but have yet to score the marks you desire – you might not have written what the examiners are looking out for in an answer OR you might have fallen into the trap of common misconceptions on certain chemistry concepts – that many students have. This book Up Your Chemistry Grades Now i have written in Aug 2009 will be a useful GEM to you!

PPS: The above revision tips works for other syllabus such as IGCSE, IB and IP programmes, as well as overseas basic chemistry courses.

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