Chemistry A Level

students working with chemicals in lab coats
Getting Ahead

Chemistry A Level at Havant Campus

Hello and well done for choosing Chemistry as one of your subjects. Please work through this pack as instructed. Every time you come across a topic that you find difficult, work on it until you can do it with ease. If you need help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email –

Please complete the activities in order. Completion of these tasks will be checked in September, so make sure you keep all your notes and clear working together in a notebook or folder, topics and tasks clearly labelled, of course.

someone wearing a lab coat, pouring chemicals into test tubes

Join the Year 11 Getting Ahead in Chemistry Seneca Classroom and complete two assignments.

Go to

  1. Click ‘Students, use for free’
  2. Create an account
  3. Among the top tabs, click ‘Classes and Assignments’
  4. Click on the class that is set up for you and enter the class code.
  5. Your code to join the class is: a8sn04u6os
  6. Click on the class to get in
  7. On the left-hand tab, the bookshelf icon shows you all the topics available for you to learn.
  8. The one next to it, a note page with a dot, are your assignments. Click on this icon.
  9. The two assignments I set will be listed here.
  10. Click on them to work through the material.

You can do more than just the assigned sections (via the bookshelf icon) but please do those that are set up. They are set up as assignments for you with a due date of Sunday 5 September 2021.

Basic Reactions: 30-50 minutes
Revision of the most important topics: 2-3 hours

These will help you understand the material (if you don’t already). Please watch them alongside the relevant topic of your Seneca Learning.

I strongly recommend that you subscribe to Tyler DeWitt’s YouTube channel as you will likely come back to these videos and other ones during your A Level studies.

Here are some that I would really like you to watch before September (total time 1 hour 38 minutes, you don’t have to watch them all at once).

Significant Figures – The Basics Part 1

Significant Figures – The Basics Part 2

Significant Figures – With Zeros

Significant Figures – Practice Problems

Writing Ionic Formulae (Simple) Tyler DeWitt

Writing Ionic Formulae (Polyatomic) Tyler DeWitt

Balancing Equations Tyler DeWitt

Balancing Equations – Worked Examples Tyler DeWitt

Conversion of Mass to Moles and Back Again

Stoichiometry with Burgers

If you haven’t done the basic work set for you on Seneca (all instructions can be found within Activity 1 above), you should start there before moving on to this workbook activity. Completion of these activities will be checked in September, so make sure you keep all your notes and clear working together in a notebook or folder, topics and tasks clearly labelled, of course.

Click here to access the workbook

If you would like to do wider reading or learning, here are some suggestions for you.

If you are studying Biology, Chemistry and/or want to go into any kind of medical field, read ‘The Body’ by Bill Bryson. Students studying any science-related subject, for example, Physics or Geology, have a read of ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’ by Bill Bryson. You can opt to listen to them as audiobooks which I recommend if you have an Audible account. The material in both these books is presented in a highly enjoyable manner. If you have an interest in how we and our universe came to be it is a great read/listen. Both books will also give you an idea of how cut-throat science can be at times and provides ideas on different areas of research. Talking about them at university interviews can be worthwhile as it shows you have gone the extra mile with your reading. Here is the link.

Enjoy your Learning!

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