Chemistry Study & Revision Guides

 

For IBDP Chemistry, students must learn to bring together their knowledge and skills and apply them successfully within the context of their exams. OSC’s Study and Revision Guides offer a comprehensive review of core topics and key options, practice and guidance on how to approach assessment, and ideas on how to connect the study of chemistry to the real world.

Each Guide:

  • Contains original exam-style practice questions to reinforce understanding and prepare students for formal assessment
  • Includes practical hints on how to maximise grades

All our Chemistry guides are relevant for the 2016-2022 exam cycle.

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Chemistry Internal Assessment (SL & HL)
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  • Author: Dave Allen | 2 Ed. | ISBN: 978-1-910689-13-4
  • This Guide offers an up-to-date and practical approach to achieving the best possible mark for your IBDP Chemistry Internal Assessment.

    Coverage includes:

    • Guidance on applying the scientific method to your research question
    • Dos and don’ts for planning and writing the IA
    • Tips on what to include in your report and what to avoid
    • A comprehensive breakdown of the IA assessment criteria
    • Advice on how to plan your time effectively

    Key Features:

    • 50 ideas for possible IA topics
    • A list of mandatory practical work specified by the IB
    • Table of uncertainty values for lab equipment without a scale
  • About the Author

    Dave Allen has taught IB Chemistry since 2000. He taught at United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, before returning to the UK in 2008 to teach at Canford School, where he is also Director of Community Action. He has taught Chemistry and TOK for revision, further study, and pre-IB since 2012. Dave co-wrote the Chemistry Question Bank for SmartBacc and writes regularly for the OSC Chemistry blog.

Chemistry Option A: Materials 2nd Edition (SL & HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Roger Woodward | 2 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689332
  • This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Chemistry Paper 3, for students planning to answer questions on Option A: Materials. It reviews all SL and HL topics, summarising the essential information needed for the exam.

    Coverage includes:

    • Metals and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy
    • Catalysts
    • Liquid Crystals
    • Polymers and condensation polymers
    • Nanotechnology
    • Superconducting metals and X-Ray crystallography
    • The environmental impact of plastics and heavy metals

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of key terms and concepts
    • Key point and author’s tip margin boxes
    • Clearly presented diagrams, graphs, and tables
    • Practice questions to test familiarity
  • About the Author

    Roger Woodward, MA, ARCS, BSc read Chemistry at Imperial College of Science and Technology and gained a Masters in Science Education from Chelsea College, London. Roger is an experienced author and has taught IB Higher and Standard Level Chemistry at Sevenoaks School since 1985. Roger has taught for many years on OSC’s world class IBDP Revision Courses, which means that he understands what students find challenging when they come to prepare for their exams, and how to advise them to use what they know to maximise their marks. This vital knowledge is distilled into this book.

Chemistry HL 3rd Edition
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  • Author: Cameron Lumsden | 3 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689004
  • This Guide provides a comprehensive review of all core HL topics for IBDP Chemistry.

    Coverage includes:

    • Guidance on how to approach each type of question in the exam
    • Common errors and how to tackle difficult questions
    • Practical hints on approaching the assessments and maximising grades

    Key features:

    • Clear diagrams, graphs, and tables
    • Learning Check questions to reinforce skills
    • Exam-style practice questions
  • About the Author

    Cameron attended Trent University in Canada where he received an Honour's degree in Chemistry. He started teaching IB Chemistry in 1997 at the American School in Abu Dhabi, and is now at Munich International School in Germany.

Chemistry Option B: Biochemistry (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Martin Bluemel | 0 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689172
  • This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Chemistry Paper 3, for students planning to answer questions on Option B: Biochemistry. It reviews all SL and HL topics, summarising the essential information needed for the exam.

    Coverage includes:

    • Proteins and enzymes
    • Lipids
    • Carbohydrates
    • Vitamins
    • Biochemistry and the environment
    • Nucleic acids
    • Biological pigments

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of key terms and concepts
    • Worked examples to demonstrate how to solve calculations
    • 50 revision questions to test understanding
    • Tip boxes to boost exam performance
    • Clearly presented diagrams, figures, and tables
  • About the Author

    Martin has taught IB Chemistry for over 20 years, both at Sevenoaks and now at Taunton School where he is now the IB Coordinator. He has a degree in Biochemistry and a PGCE from Oxford University. 

Chemistry Option C: Energy (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Tony Hickling | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 9781907374975
  • This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Chemistry Paper 3, for students planning to answer questions on Option C: Energy. It reviews all SL and HL topics, summarising the essential information needed for the exam.

    Coverage includes:

    • Energy sources
    • Fossil fuels
    • Nuclear fusion and fission
    • Solar energy
    • Environmental impact and global warming
    • Photovoltaic cells and dye-sensitized solar cells

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of key terms and concepts
    • Worked examples to demonstrate how to apply learning to questions
    • Exam-style practice questions
    • Clearly presented equations, figures, and tables
  • About the Author

    Tony Hickling originally qualified as a Chemical Engineer before moving into international education. He went on to teach both IB Diploma Chemistry and IB Diploma Physics for most of the last thirty years and has worked as a Diploma Coordinator at several international schools. He currently teaches IB Diploma Chemistry at ACS Egham International School in England. He is married with two sons both IB graduates.

Chemistry SL 3rd Edition
£22.50
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  • Author: Cameron Lumsden | 3 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689011
  • This Guide provides a comprehensive review of all core SL topics for IBDP Chemistry.

    Coverage includes:

    • Guidance on how to approach each type of question in the exam
    • Common errors and how to tackle difficult questions
    • Practical hints on approaching the assessments and maximising grades

    Key features

    • Clear diagrams, graphs, and tables
    • Learning Check questions to reinforce skills
    • Exam-style practice questions
  • About the Author

    Cameron attended Trent University in Canada where he received an Honour's degree in Chemistry. He started teaching IB Chemistry in 1997 at the American School in Abu Dhabi, and is now at Munich International School in Germany.