Chemguide: Support for CIE A level Chemistry
About the CIE section
Because of the difficult conditions under which some CIE (Cambridge International) students and teachers are working, I decided it would be useful to provide some more focussed help than I would normally give.
The whole of this part of Chemguide is organised in CIE syllabus order, and I have tried to make sure that every single point on the syllabus is covered in a way which is relevant to the CIE exams.
There are quite a few places where it wasn't obvious exactly what CIE wanted, and I have said that I will come back and look at these again in the light of future exam questions. I will try to do this, but there are about 250 syllabus statements in total, and it will be easy to miss things.
So, if you are an experienced CIE teacher, and find that I have missed some important bit of information from an Examiner's Report or mark scheme from papers from November 2011 onwards, please let me know via the address you will find on the about this site page so that we can discuss it.
If you are a student, please don't get in touch to ask questions! At the time of writing (September 2011), Chemguide gets about 1 million visits a month, and growing at the rate of more than 100,000 a month every year. I can't cope with questions from this many students, and if you ask me anything, I will simply refuse to answer it.
Students will find some extra information by following this link.
Teachers will find some (fairly critical) thoughts about the CIE syllabus and exams by following this link.
New CIE A level Chemistry book
Cambridge University Press (CUP) have published (January 2011) a brand new book covering the whole of the A level course, including the Applications section. The book includes a CD-ROM.
Follow this link to a page about the CIE book to find out more about it.
As with virtually every new book covering this amount of material, there will be errors in the early editions. I am listing any I find as I come across them, and you will find the list on that page.
© Jim Clark 2010 last modified September 2011