IB Chemistry SL is a challenging yet relatively easy course to score a passing IB grade.
IB Chemistry HL offers more challenges but is a rewarding course for those who are prepared to work that extra bit harder.
Note that I will develop a special HL site as a complement to this SL site.
We will review and go deeper into the basic concepts of Chemistry covered in the pre-IB Chem-intro course.
Please read the various attachments at the bottom of this page.
1. The course guide contains much more information than you
need right now but the details of the course plans can be
found below and elsewhere in this site.
2. The data booklet contains information that you will need in
the exam and other assessments -
make your own copy and keep it with your Chem notes.
3. The grade descriptors give a feeling of what is required
to achieve the various grade levels.
The course can be summarised as follows ...
IA’s will be undertaken as lab work and visits to Stockholm University
IA deadline will be wk 8 during the final term of your course.
A good web site to consult is http://www.chemguide.co.uk/
STOP PRESS!!! check out the Wikibook about IB Chemistry.
There are other IB subjects available as Wikibooks available from this page too.
Another site worth checking out ... chemguide
Mathematical prerequisites stated in the IB course guide ...
All Diploma Programme chemistry students should be able to:
• perform the basic arithmetic functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
• carry out calculations involving means, decimals, fractions, percentages, ratios, approximations and reciprocals
• use standard notation (for example, 3.6 × 106)
• use direct and inverse proportion
• solve simple algebraic equations
• plot graphs (with suitable scales and axes) and sketch graphs
• interpret graphs, including the significance of gradients, changes in gradients, intercepts and areas
• interpret data presented in various forms (for example, bar charts, histograms and pie charts).