Length of course:  1, 2 or 3 days                          


Boards: All Boards


This course is suitable for students enrolled into the single science Chemistry syllabus. It is not suitable for those doing the Science or Additional Science examinations. Core subjects will be covered. Some topics vary between different boards. It is therefore critical students specify which board and syllabus they are enrolled into so these topics can be revised.


The core topics from the three units that constitute the syllabus will be revised with the extensive use of past examination papers.


Unit C1

  1. The fundamental ideas in chemistry
  2. Limestone and building materials
  3. Metals and their uses
  4. Crude oil and fuels
  5. Other useful substances from crude oil
  6. Plant oils and their uses
  7. Changes in the earth and its atmosphere


Unit C2

  1. Structure and bonding
  2. How structure influences the properties and
    uses of substances
  3. Atomic structure, analysis and quantitative
  4. Rates of reaction
  5. Exothermic and endothermic reactions
  6. Acid, bases and salts
  7. Electrolysis


Unit C3

  1. The periodic table
  2. Water
  3. Calculating and explaining energy changes
  4. Further analysis and quantitative chemistry
  5. The production of ammonia
  6. Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters