One Month To Go: Preparing For Your Upcoming Chemistry Exam

One Month To Go: Preparing For Your Upcoming Chemistry Exam

Now that we’ve reached the month of September, this means that we’re just one or two months away from both the O-Level and A-Level Chemistry examinations. The prospect of acing this subject can seem daunting, but fear not! With the right strategy and dedication, you can make the most of this time crunch to prepare effectively for your upcoming Chemistry papers.

1. Organise your resources

Planning ahead is the key to figuring out and setting the stage for a successful revision. We recommend beginning with gathering all your study materials, such as textbooks, class notes, and any supplementary resources you might have, and placing them in your study desk or a dedicated place. This prevents you from misplacing any crucial study notes and saves you precious time down the road.

Creating a study schedule may also be helpful in outlining your daily study goals. However, do remember to break your study sessions down into manageable chunks and sneak in frequent short breaks to keep your mind fresh.

2. Master the fundamentals

In all academic subjects, we first have to understand the basic theories before moving on to more complex topics. This goes for Chemistry as well. Therefore, make sure to go through a thorough review of your class notes and textbooks, and gain a clear understanding of key concepts and basic principles. If you’re struggling with any particular topic, this is the time to seek help from your teacher or a tutor.

To take your revision to the next level, start by practising questions and exercises. This allows you to reinforce your memorisation and comprehension of the fundamentals.

3. Dive deeper

Once you have the fundamentals secured, you can proceed to focus on the more complex topics and concepts that you find challenging. This might include Chemical reactions and equations. Syllabuses that you find hard to catch up should also be read through multiple times.

Many students have found the use of summary notes or flashcards to be effective, helping them through easier memorisation. These study strategies can also come in handy for quick revision in the days leading up to the exam.

4. Taking mock exams

For those who have completed their revision or are confident in their knowledge, taking a mock exam under timed conditions can provide a good opportunity to test your skills. Likewise, mock exams can help you assess your current level of preparedness and identify areas that need more attention, allowing you to fine-tune your revision strategy and focus on topics where you struggled or did not score well in.

However, we do not recommend taking a mock exam the day before the actual exam. Adequate rest is crucial for maintaining focus and retaining information, so you should aim to complete your revision by then.


While one month may seem like a long time, students can find it difficult to feel well-prepared and optimistic about their exams. As such, we hope that the above-mentioned tips may assist you in arranging a productive study schedule and timeline. Remember that effective studying is not about the number of hours you put in but the quality of your study sessions. Stay focused, stay motivated, and believe in your ability to conquer the subject.

At Twig Learning Center, we are always committed to helping students achieve their dream A’s in their Chemistry exams. Offering the best A-Level Chemistry tuition in Singapore, alongside O’s and IP/IB, our classes are complemented by ample study materials, such as cheat sheets and tutoring videos, provided to our students. Our founder, Mr Donnell Koh, was also a previous teacher at Raffles Institution (JC) and Meridian JC, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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