WEEKLY GRINDS 2022 – 2023
Chemistry is one of the subjects available in our programme of weekly grinds for the academic year 2022-2023.
Students attending our weekly grinds receive:
- Access to expert teachers
- Answers to their questions
- Exam focused notes
- Exam strategies & examiner insights
- Recordings of all live classes to re-watch right up to the end of the 2023 Leaving Certificate exams
What does it take to get a H1 in Higher Level Chemistry?
Brian Gordon, past student from The Institute of Education who achieved a H1 in Leaving Cert higher level chemistry, tells us how he got top marks.
Make good notes
Organised and concise notes are essential. Throughout the year, I continuously summarised the most relevant material (key concepts, diagrams etc.) into my own set of handwritten notes, which I kept in a special folder. I found that even writing the notes was a great form of study and reading the information in my own handwriting made it that bit easier to learn.
Practice with past papers
Answering exam questions and then reviewing and marking your response with the marking scheme can be a real eye-opener. It helps you to grasp the level of detail required and see into the “mindset of the examiner”. I noted the most common questions and transferred the corresponding answers from the marking scheme into my notes.
Know your definitions
Learn your definitions off by heart. I filled a copybook with them all and it proved to be a very useful tool in my study. I also made sure my definitions matched those in the marking scheme.
Believe in yourself!
On exam day be prepared for some unusual questions that you have never seen before. Stay relaxed and believe in yourself!
Reaction to 2021 Chemistry Exam
Each year, our exceptional teachers give their take on the Leaving Certificate higher level exam papers.
See what Tara Lyons, chemistry teacher at The Institute of Education, had to say about the 2021 paper in this short video.
To view reactions to previous year’s chemistry exam papers please browse videos below or visit our YouTube channel.
“An organic chemistry experiment is guaranteed on the paper every year.”
Driven by a passion for their subject and a desire to share knowledge, our teachers are meticulous in their exam preparations.
In this short video from 2019, chemistry teacher Tara Lyons discusses the organic chemistry experiments and how to approach them in your revision.