We are offering two options, an AQA course and an Edexcel course. Details for each course are below.
Chemistry Edexcel IGCSE Course Description
This course will cover some of the most important (and often most misunderstood) topics in Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry. The students will be guided through these topics to help clear up any misunderstandings and fill in any gaps, before testing their knowledge with worksheets and/or exam-style questions.
Edexcel IGCSE Course Outline
Lesson 1 - Bonding & structure: We will take a look at the differences between ionic, covalent, and metallic bonding, and how the type of bonding affects the structure and properties of the substance.
Lesson 2 - Calculations involving masses: We will go over calculations involving the mole, Avogadro’s constant, and concentration, as well as discussing the empirical formula and stoichiometry of reactions.
Lesson 3 - Rates of reaction: We will cover collision theory, and go through the factors which affect rate of reaction, before taking a look at methods for calculating the rate of reaction in practice.
Lesson 4 - Electrolysis: We will take a look at the differences between the electrolysis of a molten electrolyte and the electrolysis of an aqueous electrolyte, and how to predict the products in each case. We will also go over half equations.
Lesson 5 - Organic chemistry: We will go over the structure and reactions of hydrocarbons (alkanes and alkenes), alcohols, and carboxylic acids, and talk through polymerisation (addition and condensation).
Edexcel IGCSE Course Tutor
This course will be lead by one of our professional tutors, Dominic. Dominic has been a full-time professional tutor at Keystone for three years. Prior to this, he obtained his PhD in Chemistry from University College London, before working as an Analytical Chemist in the food & flavour industry. He has supported Chemistry students of all backgrounds and at various levels. Dominic understands the importance of building a strong foundation and clearing up any misunderstandings, before tackling exam-style questions, and will use this approach throughout this course to really help students improve their understanding and confidence in Chemistry.
Chemistry AQA GCSE Course Description
This course will focus on revising some of the key topics in AQA GCSE Chemistry. Within the five sessions the tutor will lead students through the topics to help clear up any misunderstandings and fill in any gaps, before testing their knowledge with worksheets and/or exam-style questions.
AQA GCSE Course Outline
Lesson 1 - Bonding & structure: We will go over the structure and development of the Periodic table, recap the differences between ionic, covalent, and metallic bonding, and how the type of bonding affects the structure and properties of the substance. We will also recap giant structures and nanoparticles.
Lesson 2 - Quantitative Chemistry: We will go over calculations involving the mole, Avogadro’s constant, and concentration. This lesson will include practice questions on stoichiometry including empirical formula, atom economy and limiting reagents.
Lesson 3 – Chemical changes: We will recap reactivity of metals and explain how electrolysis of molten electrolytes and aqueous electrolytes takes place. We will also practice writing half equations in electrolysis and go over related topics including fuel cells and extraction of metals.
Lesson 4 – Organic Chemistry: We will cover crude oil, cracking and homologous series including alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, and carboxylic acids. We will also go over polymerisation, both addition and condensation of esters, amino acids and other naturally occurring polymers.
Lesson 5 – Environmental Chemistry and Equilibria: We will recap the composition and evolution of the atmosphere, use and recycling of limited resources, ceramics, polymers and composites. We will also go over the concepts of energy changes and equilibria as part of the Haber Process.
AQA GCSE Course Tutor
This course will be led by Keerti. Keerti studied at King's College London and is a qualified Science teacher who gained experience through the Teach First programme. She has taught a range of ages and levels and has billed close to 1,000 hours through Keystone alone.
- Maximum Class Size: 7
- Platform: Lessons will take place on Zoom, which is free and straightforward for students to use. A link will be sent out ahead of the course start date. Take a look at this video to see our online teaching in action.
- Age group: Year 11