S3 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…


đź’Ł 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
    1. O-Level (Express) (Session 1 ONLY)
    2. IP/ IB/ IGCSE (Sessions 1 & 2)
  • Session(s): 2
  • Total Duration & Tuition Fee:
    1. O-Level (Express): $197 for 3 hours (1 x 3 hrs)
    2. IP/ IB/ IGCSE: $397 for 6 hours (2 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 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

Classification of Elements


  • Classify position of elements in the periodic table as metal or non-metal.
  • Understand and apply the concept of “stable electronic configuration” with reference to noble gas electronic configuration.

Ionic Bonding


  • Define an ionic bond.
  • Learn to describe formations of ionic compounds.
  • Master drawing dot and cross diagrams for ionic compounds.
  • State the charges of common cations and anions (including polyatomic ions).
  • Understand nomenclature of ionic compounds.
  • Master formulation of chemical formulas using the cross-multiplication method.
  • Learn to analyse lattice diagrams to derive chemical formula of ionic compounds.
  • State and explain relationship of ionic bonding to its physical properties:
    1. High melting and boiling points
    2. Solubility
    3. Electrical conductivity

Covalent Bonding I


  • Define a covalent bond.
  • Describe formation of ionic bonds between binary compounds.
  • Master drawing dot and cross diagrams for covalent compounds.
    1. Counting of bonding and non-bonding electrons
  • State and explain the physical properties of simple covalent compounds:
    1. Melting and boiling point
    2. Solubility
    3. Electrical conductivity
  • State the structure of diamond and graphite.
  • Understand and explain how the structure differences affect the physical properties of diamond and graphite:
    1. Melting and boiling points
    2. Electrical conductivity
    3. Hardness

    Metallic Bonding


    • Define and describe metallic bonding.
    • State and explain the physical properties of metals:
      1. Melting and boiling point
      2. Electrical conductivity
      3. Malleability and ductility (including diagrams for illustration)

    Session 2

    IP/ IB/ IGCSE Track

    Covalent Bonding II


    • Learn about orbital overlap for sharing of electrons in covalent bonds:
      1. Sigma bonds
      2. Pi bonds
    • Learn and apply the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion theory (VSEPR) to determine the base geometry of different number electron domains:
      1. Linear
      2. Trigonal planar
      3. Tetrahedral
    • Master the concept of electron domain repulsion on bond angle of molecules:
      • Differences in lone pair repulsion and bond pair repulsion
    • Define electronegativity.
    • State and explain periodic and group trends in electronegativity.
    • Discuss the factors that affect electronegativity:
      1. Energy levels of electron shells
      2. Nuclear charge of each element
    • Learn to apply the difference in electronegativity to predict type of bonds.
    • Strength of intermolecular forces of attraction through bond polarity.
      1. Non-polar covalent bonds
      2. Polar covalent bonds
    • Learn bond polarity and apply it to identify the different bonds formed.
      1. Non-polar covalent
      2. Polar covalent
      3. Ionic
    • Apply the concept of symmetric and asymmetric molecules to predict overall dipole of the molecule.
    • Learn about intermolecular forces of attraction (IMF).
    • State and explain the physical properties of simple covalent compounds using IMF.
      1. Instantaneous dipole-induced dipole interactions (id-id)
        • Factors that affect strength of id-id interactions
      2. Permanent dipole – permanent dipole interactions (pd-pd)
        • Factors that affect strength of pd-pd interactions
      3. Hydrogen bonds
        • Conditions for hydrogen bonds formation on two different sets of atoms
        • Effects of hydrogen bonding on ice and DNA coiling
    • Understand how ion-dipole formation affects dissolution of ionic compounds.

    S3 Chemical Bonding Masterclass Details

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

    O Level (Express) Track

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    IP/ IB/ IGCSE Track

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