A Level Chemistry (The Gateway Towards a Great Career)
The A level examination is the ultimate hurdle for any student. The past 12 years of hard work leads up to this final exam. To qualify for prestigious courses such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry, one has to secure a distinction grade for Chemistry. In fact, to be enrolled into the medical course, one can do so without biology, but H2 Chemistry is a compulsory prerequisite.
Despite so, Chemistry at A level has one of the lowest distinction rate of 34.2%, which is a stark contrast to the high distinction rate at O Level.
Onboarding H2 Chemistry students who scored A1 or A2 in their secondary Chemistry exams usually expect their success to be replicated at A level and are commonly under the (false) impression that A level Chemistry will be equally manageable.
In reality, A level Chemistry contents are overwhelmingly heavy (at least 5 times more than Secondary), complex concepts are intertwined and exam questions are no longer regurgitation-based. To complete the syllabus in time, lectures in schools are conducted at a punishing pace, and much of the content teaching has been brought to home based learning. This makes it difficult for students to adapt to the demands of A level Chemistry, resulting in Chemistry having the lowest distinction rate among all the science subjects.