For Chemistry there are 10 main topics that need revision

(1)        Periodic table, Atomic structure and bonding

(2)         Equations and Quantitative Chemistry (Moles)

(3)        Metals and the Reactivity series

(4)        Acids, bases and salts

(5)        Rates of reaction

(6)        Water  

(7)         Electrolysis

(8)       Organic Chemistry

(9)         Non-metals and their compounds including Chemical properties/identification

(10)       Industrial Processes

When planning your take into account that students tend to spend a lot of time revising things which they already can do well and don’t spend long on the topics they find difficult. When you are revising be realistic if you already know all about say topic (4) Acids, bases and salts then spend less time revising it and instead focus on something you may find more challenging like topic (8) Electrolysis.

What you will find below are web links to each of these topics that can offer a different approach to the topics and when used along with yournotes should help you get to grips with it. Remember that if you still don’t understand or are unsure of any topic ask your teacher to help you out…. it is what they get paid to do!

Before you start revising it is essential that you have a copy of the syllabus, this bad boy will act as a complete revision list, showing what is required exactly!

As you work through a topic don’t be afraid to use a highlighter to shade the topic. This will help you find what you have done quickly whilst still showing areas needing work. But more importantly it will make you feel good.


Click on the correct link to download a new copy of your syllabus…if you have misplaced your original copy.

Double Award

Chemistry (Triple Award)

It is all well and good doing revision but you must be sure that you can answer the questions that will be asked in you test. To help you with this you can get a head start by completing some past papers. So click on the link below to be brought to a webpage where you can download not just the past papers but also the markschemes. Markschemes are so important! By using these to mark your answers you can get into the mindset of the examiner. It also enables you to get  marks that can be easily dropped even if you know your stuff.