How To Get A H1 In Leaving Certificate Chemistry
We teamed up with our Leaving Certificate Biology and Chemistry teacher to put together these tips to help you get an H1 in Leaving Certificate Chemistry. These tips can also be used when studying for Leaving Certificate Biology.
The bulk of these notes were taken at a lecture given to chemistry teachers by the chief chemistry inspector at a chemical education conference in University College Cork. In this lecture, teachers were strongly advised that students should be given the following advice at the start of their chemistry course. But we have added other tips gleaned from over 30 years of experience as a teacher and exam marker.
I think this is advice well worth taking and it is summarised below.
Always show how you calculate molecular mass. If you use an incorrect value without showing how you worked it out, you will lose 3 marks, but if you show your calculation and get the wrong answer you will only lose 1 mark. There are usually quite a few molecular masses to be calculated each year.
Other points of note
Getting the marker on your side.
Revision and Learning
Many studies have shown that the most important criteria for scoring highly in the exam is how many past papers you have done. So, use these and the marking schemes, for each topic once you have covered them in class.
Learn definitions as soon as possible to make understanding and memorising easier.
This way you can see progress
You won’t like the next two points, but they are very important
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