S3/4 Content Mastery Course

Become Great At Tackling Questions on
“Chemical Bonding”!

What Your Child Will Be Learning

During this content-packed masterclass, we’ll work closely with your child to improve his/her answering techniques to tackle questions on the topic of Chemical Bonding.

🧱 Understand Key Science Concepts, Master Various Question Trends & Question Types

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

Our S3 Chemical Bonding Masterclass 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 will help 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 Chemical Bonding questions.


🚀 Valuable Examination-centric Resources To Accelerate Understanding

Your child will NOT leave this workshop empty-handed.

Not only will our Chemistry Specialists take your child through the step-by-step process of tackling Chemical Bonding questions, we’ll also provide your child with beautifully-illustrated notes, worksheets and worked examples that are designed to help students learn this topic 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 of 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 A1 for his/her Science examination!

S3 Chemical Bonding Masterclass

  • Level Eligibility: Secondary 3 & 4
    1. O-Level (Express) (Sessions 1 & 2 ONLY)
    2. IP/ IB/ IGCSE (Sessions 1 & 2 & 3)
  • Session(s): 2 OR 3 (Depending on academic track)
  • Total Duration & Tuition Fee:
    1. O-Level (Express): $397 for 6 hours (2 x 3 hrs)
    2. IP/ IB/ IGCSE: $547 for 9 hours (3 x 3 hrs)
  • Learning Arrangement:
    • Digital Classes
    • Onsite Classes* (subjected to changes to National Safe Management Measures)

About Your Child’s Instructors

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

Here’s What Your Child Will Receive

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

  • 6/9 Hours of Lesson Time on Chemical Bonding
  • Beautifully Illustrated Science Notes
  • Question Booklet Containing Questions & Adapted From Past Year Examination Papers For Application
  • Additional Practice Questions For Extra Hardworking Students!

Course Details

Session 1


O Level (Express) Track

Ionic Bonding


  • Describe the Periodic Table as an arrangement of the elements in the order of increasing proton (atomic) number.
  • Describe how the position of an element in the Periodic Table is related to metallic/non-metallic character.
  • Describe the elements in Group 18 (the noble gases) as a collection of monoatomic elements that are chemically unreactive.
  • Describe the formation of ions by electron loss/gain and that these ions usually have the electronic configuration of a noble gas.
  • State and derive the charges of common cations and anions (including polyatomic ions).
  • Understand and derive the name and chemical formula of ionic compounds.
  • Master the writing of chemical formulas using the cross-multiplication method.
  • Describe, including the use of ‘dot-and-cross’ diagrams, the formation of ionic bonds between metals and non-metals.
  • State that ionic materials contain a giant lattice in which the ions are held by electrostatic attraction.
  • Relate the physical properties (including electrical property) of ionic compounds to their lattice structure.

Covalent Bonding I


  • Describe the formation of a covalent bond by the sharing of a pair of electrons and that the atoms in the molecules usually have the electronic configuration of a noble gas.
  • Understand and derive the name and chemical formula of covalent compounds.
  • Describe, using ‘dot-and-cross’ diagrams, the formation of covalent bonds between non-metallic elements, and deduce the arrangement of electrons in other covalent molecules.

Session 2


O Level (Express) Track

Covalent Bonding II


  • Relate the physical properties (including electrical property) of covalent substances to their structure and bonding.
  • Compare the structures of the following substances to deduce their properties:
    • Simple molecular substances
    • Macromolecules
    • Giant covalent substances
  • Compare the bonding and structures of diamond and graphite to deduce their properties such as electrical conductivity, lubricating or cutting action.
  • Deduce the physical and chemical properties of substances from their structures and bonding and vice versa.

Metallic Bonding


  • Describe metals as a lattice of positive ions in a sea of electrons.
  • Describe the general physical properties of metals as solids having high melting and boiling points, malleable, good conductors of heat and electricity in terms of their structure.
  • Describe an alloy as a mixture of metal with another element.
  • Identify representations of metals and alloys from diagrams of structures.
  • Explain why alloys have different physical properties to their constituent elements.

Session 3


Covalent Bonding III


  • Describe, including the drawing of various representations (e.g. ‘dot-and-cross’ diagram) for ionic bonding, covalent bonding and co-ordinate (dative covalent) bonding.
  • Describe and explain qualitatively the general trends and variations in electronegativity.
  • Deduce the formulae of ionic compounds from diagrams of their lattice structures.
  • Describe covalent bonding in terms of orbital overlap, giving σ and π bonds.
  • Describe and give examples of the exceptions to octet rule.
  • Explain the shapes of, and bond angles in, molecules with trigonal planar, linear, tetrahedral, trigonal pyramidal and bent geometries by using the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion theory.
  • Predict the shapes of, and bond angles in, molecules analogous to those specified above.
  • Explain and deduce bond polarity using the concept of electronegativity.
  • Deduce the polarity of a molecule using bond polarity and its molecular shape.
  • Describe the following forces of attraction (electrostatic in nature) and the factors affecting them:
    • Intermolecular forces, based on permanent and induced dipoles
    • Hydrogen bonding
  • Describe, interpret and/or predict the effect of different types of structure and bonding on the physical properties of substances.
  • Suggest the type of structure and bonding present in a substance from given information.

S3 Chemical Bonding Masterclass Details

Two Tracks For Students In O-Level (Express) AND IP/ IB/ IGCSE Track

O Level (Express) Track

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