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Get a copy of the Chemistry O Level Syllabus from www.cie.org.uk and just go to the very important discussion.
Assessment Objectives of O Level Chemistry
You must have a great concern about “How you are Assessed?” Actually assessment drives learning! Here are the assessment objectives of O Level Chemistry from Cambridge Website Click here .
Assessment objectives (This Content is Taken From Cambridge Official Site )
The assessment objectives describe the knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates are expected to
demonstrate at the end of the course. They reflect those aspects of the aims that are assessed.
AO1 Knowledge with understanding
Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relation to:
- Scientific phenomena, facts, laws, definitions, concepts and theories.
- Scientific vocabulary, terminology and conventions (including symbols, quantities and units).
- Scientific instruments and apparatus, including techniques of operation and aspects of safety.
- Scientific quantities and their determination.
- Scientific and technological applications with their social, economic and environmental implications.
AO2 Handling information and solving problems
Candidates should be able, in words or using symbolic, graphical and numerical forms of presentation, to:
- locate, select, organize and present information from a variety of sources translate information from one form to another
- manipulate numerical and other data
- use information to identify patterns, report trends and draw inferences
- present reasoned explanations for phenomena, patterns and relationships
- make predictions and hypotheses
- solve problems.
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65% of questions are pertaining to knowledge and understanding. So, what is knowledge and understanding, students must be well aware of it.
Knowledge is the collection of
We may get these in chemistry by
- Observing a Process
A person may have knowledge but cannot conclude any meaning from it. For this we need understanding.
is the ability to differentiate one thing from another,
Understanding can meaningfully explain
of the process under study or under investigation.
Why is generally neglected in our teaching and learning and giving tough time to students in the Examination Hall.
What is just a point or fact. For explanation of this, we need How & Why. “Why provides the grass root reason of the process and phenomenon occurring in O Level Chemistry “
These questions have keywords like
define, state, describe, explain or outline.
Handling Information and Solving Problems of O Level Chemistry
Students must emphasize to understand the basic concepts of mathematical side of chemistry. With this understanding, Students are able to successfully face the unfamiliar situation. Questions do come like an unfamiliar and Students should relate the problem with the concepts.
These questions have keywords like
predict, suggest, calculate or determine.
Students should manually conduct experiments. Students should learn to get primary reading from the experiment and should have the skill to get secondary values by applying moles concepts. Some experiments are highly important Like, Titration, Finding the Rate of Reactions, The Test of Cations and Anions.
Those students who opt for alternative to practical. The above mentioned important experiments are also important for these students. Students should invest their time in Acid, Basis and Salt, Experimental Chemistry, Separating Techniques and Rate of Reactions.
Key Points in O Level Chemistry
These are the core concepts in O level Chemistry. Maximum no. of questions appear with reference to these core concepts.
- Particulate Nature of Matter
- Bonding and Structure
- Energy, Rate and Equilibrium(Ammonia and Sulphuric Acid Industry)
- Inorganic Chemistry and Analysis
- Pattern in Chemistry
- Periodic Table
- Redox, Electrochemistry and Metals
- Organic Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
Past Papers of O Level Chemistry
After getting the good familiarity with the concepts of the O Level Chemistry, Students should do Past Papers.
Past papers attempt can enable students to figure out what is important from exam point of view. Students will immediately get the idea that questions are not repeated but concepts are 100% repeated. Just form or way the questions are asked change but the concepts are definitely repeat themselves.
This gives immense confidence to students for getting an A* in O Level Chemistry.
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