S1 Content Mastery Course

Become Great At Tackling Chemistry Questions

Discover the proven examination strategies & answering techniques used by over 16,938 students to score As in Science! (AND how your child can do it too… with the right guidance!)

What Your Child Will Learn

During this 4-day content-packed S1 CCI™ Chemistry Course, we’ll work closely with your child to improve on his/her mastery of the subject matter:

🧱 Understand Key Chemistry Concepts In The Secondary School Science Syllabus

We’ll help to break down complex Chemistry concepts using coloured illustrations, comparison charts and worked examples. Next, we’ll help your child relate these concepts with different scenarios so that he/she is better able to understand how these concepts work.

In order to help him/her retain information better, we will also introduce memory retention techniques, such as acronyms and abbreviations. As your child is expected to digest more content in secondary school, it will benefit him/her greatly to be able to recall key information easily.

We will also teach your child how to interpret graphs effectively and solve questions using Math.


🎯 Gain Exposure To Various Question Trends & Question Types

Our S1 CCI™ Chemistry Courses is all about understanding various examination question trends and question types & how to apply our tested and proven answering techniques to tackle these questions.

Knowing how questions may possibly be tested during examinations helps your child understand what to study and how to study. This also means that your child will be better equipped to tackle similar questions during his/her examinations and hence will be able to process these questions a lot faster than his/her peers.

If your child diligently reviews and applies what we’ve taught, he/she will definitely make progress in their abilities to tackle Chemistry questions.


🚀 Proven ‘Copy and Paste’ Answering Structures, Keywords & Key Phrases

Your child will NOT leave this workshop empty-handed.

Not only will our Secondary Science Specialists take your child through the step-by-step process of tackling Chemistry questions, we’ll also provide your child with beautifully-illustrated notes and worksheets that are designed to help students learn Science easier, better and faster.

These valuable resources will help to shorten the learning curve tremendously. You and your child can expect to save lots of valuable time and frustration trying to figure out what examination setters are looking out for.

Here’s a sample what your child will receive…


💣 Avoid ‘Concept Traps’ That Cause Most Students To Lose Marks Unnecessarily

It is important to have an understanding of the common conceptual pitfalls so that your child can learn to avoid them. We also included little ‘warning notes’ to remind students of potential misconceptions in their syllabus.

Do not underestimate these tips as they will help your child improve the odds of scoring an A for his/her Science examination!

S1 CCI™ Chemistry Course

  • Level Eligibility: Secondary 1 & 2
    (O-Level (Express)/ IP/ IB/ IGCSE)
  • Sessions: 4
  • Total Duration: 12 hours (4 x 3hrs)
  • Tuition Fee: S$697
  • Learning Arrangement:
    • Digital Classes
    • Onsite Classes* (subjected to changes to National Safe Management Measures)

Topic Coverage

  • Session 1: Elements, Compounds & Mixtures
  • Session 2: Solutions & Suspensions
  • Session 3: Separation Techniques
  • Session 4: Particulate Nature of Matter

About Your Child’s Instructors

Your child will be taught by one of these instructors from our Secondary Science Specialist team.

Mr. Firhad Rohani

Mr. Firhad is a Ministry of Education (MOE) trained teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the National University of Singapore (NUS). After 17 years of experience in teaching, he believes in engaging his students actively to sustain their interest in learning. By utilising a well-planned lesson, scaffolding and purpose-driven activities, he creates an environment where students can acquire knowledge and skills actively.

Drawing insights from his Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), he emphasises on the subject's real-world applications and relevance, making the concepts easier to digest. For knowledge retention, he relies on routine and structure. With these components in place, he believes that experiential learning can take shape more efficiently.

Dr. Ryan Liu Ruoyang

As a Chemistry Ph.D. holder from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Dr. Ryan is extremely proficient in demystifying complex Secondary Science concepts for his students. His strength lies in formulating and asking thoughtful questions that help his students identify their misconceptions and inculcate the critical thinking skills required to excel in the subject. He is also highly skilled in using in-class demonstrations and discussions to bolster their conceptual comprehension and ignite a genuine curiosity for the subject.

As the valedictorian of the Faculty of Science Commencement 2023 and consecutive Dean’s List recipient during his undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), he leverages his wide range of technical and teaching expertise amassed over more than 11 years to impart not only important Secondary Science concepts and examination-centric strategies to his students, but also a deep passion for learning that has inspired many of his students to pursue meaningful academic growth.

Ms. Quinn Tran

Having worked with children of various age groups over the past 5 years, Ms. Quinn has developed a great ability to connect with the young minds and bring the best out of them. As a Biomedical Science graduate from La Trobe University, she is confident in guiding her students through challenging concepts and helping them to discover the wonders of Science. She strongly believes in the importance of inculcating the joy of learning in her students. Therefore, she always strives to make her lessons exciting with lots of stories and examples to pique her students’ interests.

Mr. Derrick Toh

With a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Mr. Derrick has a good mastery of Science concepts and is fully equipped to clarify common scientific misconceptions among students. Over the past 11 years, he has worked closely with primary school students with differing academic abilities.

He is well-loved among his students for his patience in guiding them through the thought processes and answering techniques required to excel in the PSLE Science examination. Ensuring that the students enjoy his lessons is his top priority. In order to do so, he constantly integrates real-life examples and stories into his lessons to pique his students’ interest in Science.

Here’s What Your Child Will Receive

When your child enrolls today, he/she can look forward to get access to:

  • 4 Core Topics Delivered Across 12 Hours of Lesson Time
  • 111 Pages of Beautifully-Illustrated Science Notes
  • 190 Questions Adapted From Past Year Examination Papers (on average, 47 per topic)
  • 65 Additional Practice Questions

Course Details

Session 1

🧪 Topic: Elements, Mixtures & Compounds

  • Elements & Their Properties
    1. Define an element
    2. Understand that elements can exist in elements and molecules
    3. Find elements in the periodic table
    4. Understand the properties of metallic and non-metallic elements
    5. Test for elements
  • Compounds & Their Properties
    1. Define a compound
    2. Understand how compounds are formed
    3. Test for compounds
    4. Understand the properties of compounds
  • Mixtures & Their Properties
    1. Define a mixture
    2. Recognise that mixtures can be formed from substances in different states of matter
    3. Understand the properties of mixtures
  • Compare Elements, Mixtures & Compounds
  • Compare Pure & Impure Substances
  • Recognise Ball Diagrams

Session 2

🥛 Topic: Solutions & Suspensions

  • Classification of Terms
    1. Solute VS solvent
    2. Homogenous VS heterogenous mixtures
    3. Solubility VS rate of dissolving
    4. Concentration of solutions (Dilute/Concentrated/Saturated)
  • Solutions & Their Properties
    1. Define a solution
    2. Understand the different types of solutions
    3. Test for solutions
    4. Interprete solubility curves
  • Factors affecting the rate of dissolving
  • Factors affecting solubility
  • Suspension & Their Properties
    1. Define a suspension
    2. Understand the different types of suspensions
    3. Test for suspensions

Session 3

🧲 Topic: Separation Techniques

  • Recognise the 7 separation techniques
    1. Magnetic Attraction
    2. Filtration
    3. Evaporation till dryness
    4. Crystallisation
    5. Paper Chromatography
    6. Simple Distillation
    7. Fractional distillation
  • For each separation technique:
    1. Identify the equipment involved in the experimental set-up
    2. Memorise the steps for executing the separation technique
    3. Understand its real-life application/usage
  • Determine the separation techniques(s) to use based on:
    1. Physical states of matter in the mixture
    2. Heat stability of components
    3. Components to be obtained – Solute or Solvent
    4. Miscibility of components in the mixture
    5. Boiling points of components in the mixture
    6. Solubility of solute in the solvent
    7. Laboratory equipment available

Session 4

🌡️ Topic: Particulate Nature of Matter

  • Particulate Model of Solid, Liquid & Gas
    1. Forces of attractions between particles
    2. Movement of particles
    3. Arrangement of particles
    4. Physical properties
  • Relative Atomic/Molecular Mass of Substances X Movement
  • Explain Changes in The Physical States of Matter
    1. Melting/Boiling/Freezing
    2. Evaporation/Condensation
    3. Sublimation/Deposition
    4. Expansion/Contraction
  • Determine the States of Matter at Various Temperatures
    1. Interpret table data
    2. Interpret heating/cooling curve

Who Should Attend This Course?

Any student who wants to score A1 for Lower Secondary Science, but is reluctant to revise using the traditional DRILLING method.

Your child is the kind of student who wants to outperform his/ her peers & study the SMART way, like many other high performing students.

Students who are having tuition that simply do not work for them.

You probably have invested thousands of dollars & months of time, but it’s just not working out.

Your child isn’t exactly progressing much & you’re looking for a change in environment.

Existing high performing students who want to strengthen their thought process & refine their answers to perfection!

Your child has been consistently scoring B3/A2, but struggle to get a breakthrough to the A1, no matter how hard he/she has tried.


Don’t Just Take Our Word For It.

Hear What Parents Have To Say About Their Kids’ Experience With Us.

Very Useful & Helpful!

“The S1 CCI was very helpful. Before attending the session, my daughter had difficulty in understanding certain Science concepts.

After attending the session, she has a better understanding of the topics and is now able to solve the questions using efficient methods. She is also able to use the notes and extra practices provided for revision.

Overall, the course was very useful and helpful and I highly recommend the course to other parents.

Vincentia, Father of Thecla

Emphasise On Keywords & Concepts

“Answering Section B of Science has always been a problem for Joshua. He is not familiar with the technique that is unique in answering, causing him to lose a lot of marks.

After being with The Pique Lab since Primary 6 and now in Secondary 1, he has more confidence in answering short answer questions as the teachers emphasise on key words and concepts, which allowed him to have better understanding on how to tackle each question.

Joshua always tell me the teachers are very engaging, lessons were always fun to be in and explanation for every topics were always so clear. I did not regret sending Joshua to The Pique Lab and will definitely introduce my friends to such a great learning centre.

Thank you for all your effort, Mr Mak and all teachers in Pique Lab.

Ms. Oh, Mother of Joshua

Learnt A Lot More & Understand Much More!

“Dorothy was an ex-student of your regular class in her primary school. She did well during her PSLE. However, transiting into Secondary school was a different story altogether and she struggled with new concepts and theories. Thus when this opportunity came to attend your holiday lesson, she immediately jumped onto and look forward for class.

After the 2 days class, she came back with very positive feedback and she said she definitely learned a lot more and understand much more than before.

Kudos to Kenneth for his great teaching!

Mr Wee, Father of Dorothy

If You’re Still On The Fence, Hear Us Out.

Over the past seven years, we’ve seen more than 3,451 students attend the CCI Science Course, achieving phenomenal improvements in their understanding of the subject matter & more importantly, their results.

We’ve been getting these raving testimonials from happy parents weekly after their kids have benefitted immensely from our help. Click here to see what other parents have been saying about our CCI Science Courses.

In case you’re wondering…

This is NOT one of those enrichment programs where students gain loads of theories and do nothing with them afterwards!

As your child will get to apply whatever they’ve learned directly on school examination questions during the course … by the time your child has completed the course, he/ she will be trained on how to tackle his/ her school homework & school examination papers accurately & efficiently.

Not a month later… or even a week later, but immediately!

During the S1 CCI™ Chemistry course, we’ll be revealing some massively potent studying strategies used by our top-performing students. These strategies have helped them save hours studying every day and yet allow them to score A1s during their school examinations time & time again!


So… if you are looking for:

1) A highly robust methodology to sharpen your child’s Science answering techniques, especially in their open-ended section (… such that he/she no longer loses marks unnecessarily due to missing links, key words or key phrases)

2) An engaging teacher with a strong proven track record (… trust me: teachers make or break the learning experience for students. Set them up with the right teacher & they’ll enjoy the learning process for life)

3) A comprehensive set of visually-appealing revision materials that high-performing students use to excel in their examinations (… you’d want your child to get his/her hands on these materials & start revising now. The best part: Your child doesn’t have to spend countless of hours trying to study, because we’ve distilled the most important parts to take note!)

… then this course may just be perfect for your child.

Now, let’s be real. Is this going to be easy?

There is ALWAYS going to be a bit of discomfort, uncertainty and plenty of hard work when your child is trying to learn and apply our answering structures to tackle examination questions. That is normal & many of our students go through the same process all the time.

Once your child pushes past that discomfort, that’s when you will notice real growth in his/her learning. It will not be a walk in the park, but we have plenty of materials & close guidance to help your child improve his/her answering techniques!

We’ll see your child at the workshop!

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the S1 CCI™ Chemistry Course different from other tuition programs out there?

It’s NOT a trial class nor a typical program where you expect 20-30 students crammed in a class, in a bid to do some last-minute rescue work. The CCI™ Science course is designed to solidify your child’s fundamentals in Science, so he/ she can tackle open-ended Science questions with ease & precision.

Here’s how it works: Throughout our teaching careers, we have perfected a number of strategies and tactics that are proven to work for our students. More importantly, these strategies are carefully documented in our course material, so these best practices could be taught effectively to new students. We will not hold any back “secret tactics” (unlike traditional kungfu masters) & these strategies would be EXACTLY THE SAME as the ones taught to our high performers.

Please note that our S1 Complete Concept Integration™ Chemistry Course is not for everyone. They work best for students who have the will & determination to do well, but are lacking the right strategies to get to A1. Our strategies are all meat and no fluff. If you want lengthy theories, please read the textbook instead. Our S1 CCI™ Science course is all about taking action and getting results as quickly and easily as possible!

Will there be breaks in between classes?

Yes, we typically offer a 5-10 minutes break for every 1-hour of learning. 

What topics are covered?

  • Session 1: Elements, Compounds & Mixtures
  • Session 2: Solutions & Suspensions
  • Session 3: Separation Techniques
  • Session 4: Particulate Nature of Matter

Will there be homework provided during the workshop?

There’ll not be any homework given during the workshop. The S1 CCI™ Chemistry Course is a highly intensive workshop. Both concepts and answering techniques will be taught in class and we’ll teach your child how to apply these techniques on secondary school examination questions.

We will give your child a question booklet containing a curated list of open-ended questions adapted from secondary school examination papers. These questions have been adapted from different schools & sorted based on their topics. A portion of the questions will be attempted & reviewed in class. The remaining questions can be brought home for their own practice. We’ll also send you an answer booklet for the questions in the S1 CCI™ Chemistry Course.

My child is in the IP/ IB/ IGCSE academic track. Is your programme suitable?

Our S1 CCI™ Chemistry Course is designed based on the O-Level (Express) track.

Based on research, it appears that there're only minor differences in terms of content coverage between the O-Level (Express) track and the IP/IB/IGCSE track at a lower secondary level.

As such, it will be suitable for your child to participate if he/she is interested.

Who is the instructor for the class?

Our classes are conducted by our team of highly-popular Secondary Science Specialists.

Our Science Specialists have collectively more than ten years of teaching experience under their belts. During which, they have experimented with plenty of studying strategies, keywords & template answers. More importantly, they know what works for the student and what doesn’t.

Using the proven techniques from our Complete Concept Integration™ program, they have helped more than 80% of their students clinch As during their Science examination. Seasoned by experience, they’re known among parents for building rapport with their students & helping them achieve tremendous academic results in the shortest period of time.

What is the maximum class size?

Our S1 CCI™ Chemistry Course is typically fully booked. You can expect the class to have 14 to 16 students.

What kind of materials would my child be getting?

Your child would be receiving a comprehensive set of notes, covering a selected number of Secondary 1 Chemistry topics (see above) that we’ll be discussing during the S1 CCI™ Chemistry Course. On top of that, he/she will be receiving a question booklet containing a curated list of open-ended questions adapted from secondary school examination papers.

These questions have been carefully adapted different schools & sorted based on their topics. As such, your child would have the opportunity to apply the thought processes and answering techniques learnt on these questions immediately.

S1 Complete Concept Integration™ Chemistry Course Details

Suitable For Students In O-Level (Express)/ IP*/ IB*/ IGCSE* Track (*See FAQ)

Available Classes

June – School Holidays


Please note that we are likely to enrol up to 18 to 25 students for the following available intakes.

Run 24: 28/5, 29/5, 30/5, 31/5 (Tues to Fri) 9AM to 12PM

S1 Complete Concept Integration (CCI) Chemistry Course (Run 24) 

Conducted by: Mr. Firhad Rohani

Learning Arrangement:

  • Onsite at School of Economics, Singapore Management University (SMU) Campus or
  • Digitally via Zoom

Session 1: 28 May (Tuesday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 2: 29 May (Wednesday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 3: 30 May (Thursday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 4: 31 May (Friday) 9AM to 12PM

Run 25: 28/5, 29/5, 30/5, 31/5 (Tues to Fri) 1PM to 4PM

S1 Complete Concept Integration (CCI) Chemistry Course (Run 25) 

Conducted by: Mr. Kenneth Mak

Learning Arrangement:

  • Onsite at School of Economics, Singapore Management University (SMU) Campus or
  • Digitally via Zoom

Session 1: 28 May (Tuesday) 1PM to 4PM
Session 2: 29 May (Wednesday) 1PM to 4PM
Session 3: 30 May (Thursday) 1PM to 4PM
Session 4: 31 May (Friday) 1PM to 4PM

Run 27: 18/6, 19/6, 20/6, 21/6 (Tues to Fri) 9AM to 12PM

S1 Complete Concept Integration (CCI) Chemistry Course (Run 27) 

Conducted by: Dr Ryan Liu

Learning Arrangement:

  • Onsite at School of Economics, Singapore Management University (SMU) Campus or
  • Digitally via Zoom

Session 1: 18 June (Tuesday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 2: 19 June (Wednesday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 3: 20 June (Thursday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 4: 21 June (Friday) 9AM to 12PM

Unavailable Classes

Run 26: 11/6, 12/6, 13/6, 14/6 (Tues to Fri) 9AM to 12PM

S1 Complete Concept Integration (CCI) Chemistry Course (Run 26) – FULL/Waiting List ONLY!

Conducted by: Dr Ryan Liu

Learning Arrangement:

  • Onsite at Crown Centre Campus or
  • Digitally via Zoom

Session 1: 11 June (Tuesday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 2: 12 June (Wednesday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 3: 13 June (Thursday) 9AM to 12PM
Session 4: 14 June (Friday) 9AM to 12PM

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