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- 1 IB Chemistry Overview
- 2 1-to-1 IB Chemistry Tuition
- 3 Curriculum Review
- 4 Exam Format
- 5 Visit Prep Zone @ Orchard
- 6 Our Success Stories
- 7 IB Chemistry Trial Class Registration
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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Chemistry syllabus is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of its fundamental principles and concepts. It is a two-year course of study typically taken by students in their final two years of high school. IB Chemistry is a prerequisite for several other tertiary courses, such as medicine, environmental science and biological science.
The syllabus emphasises on the importance of practical work, including experimental design, data analysis, and the communication of scientific findings. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 60 hours of practical work during the course. This includes a range of experimental investigations and practical activities.
Assessment on the IB Chemistry course is based on a combination of internal and external assessments. Internal assessments include practical work and individual investigations, while external assessments include written exams and an independent research project. The course aims to prepare students for further study in chemistry at the university level and to develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, and experimental skills.
The IB Chemistry course is divided into four main areas:
This area covers the quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, including the mole concept, chemical equations, and calculations involving concentration, gas laws, and energetics.
This area covers the structure of atoms, the periodic table, and chemical bonding. It also covers the properties of matter and the behaviour of gases.
This area covers the properties of elements, including their reactivity, acidity, and basicity. It also covers the chemistry of groups of elements, such as the alkali metals, the halogens, and the transition metals.
This area covers the rates of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and organic chemistry.
The IB Chemistry course is offered at both the Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL), with the HL course covering additional topics in greater depth. Here is a list of the main topics covered in each level:
Overall, the HL course covers the SL topics in more depth and adds several additional topics, providing students with a deeper understanding of chemistry and preparing them for further study in the subject.
The IB Chemistry exams for both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) consist of three papers: Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. The percentage of each chapter in the exams varies depending on the paper and level. Here is an overview:
Overall, the exams for both SL and HL cover all topics, but the emphasis on each topic varies depending on the level and paper. It is important for students to have a strong understanding of all topics and to practise a variety of question types to prepare for the exams.
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