S4 Chemistry Grade Accelerator Programme™

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Become Proficient In Tackling Secondary 4 Chemistry Questions!

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

What Your Child Will Learn

The S4 Chemistry Grade Accelerator Programme (S4 GAP™) is a weekly, 2-hour session where your child will discover proven learning strategies to apply the Chemistry concepts he/she has learnt at school on examination questions effectively and accurately.

During this 2-hour weekly class, we’ll work closely with your child to improve his/her thought processes and answering techniques to tackle Chemistry questions.

Understand Various Question Trends & Question Types

The S4 GAP™ curriculum is formulated based on our academic team’s analysis of hundreds of past year upper Secondary Chemistry examination papers.

In order to master the Secondary 4 Chemistry syllabus fast, your child needs to know all of the common question types that examination setters love to test and the approach behind tackling these questions.

We will teach your child how to think and what exactly to look out for in each question so that your child can process questions much quicker than others.

Step-by-Step Guides To Tackle Questions, Keywords & Answering Techniques

Not only will our Secondary Chemistry Specialists guide your child through the step-by-step process of tackling Secondary 4 Chemistry questions, we’ll also provide your child with beautifully-illustrated notes and targeted exercises that are all designed to help students learn Chemistry easier, better and faster.

These valuable learning 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.

Your child can also expect to gain more confidence in tackling examination questions as we review them together in class on a weekly basis.

Learn To Be More Careful & Sidestep Conceptual Traps

It is very easy for students to misread or misunderstand a question if they do not have a strong understanding of the Chemistry concepts tested.

Our Secondary Chemistry specialists will help to identify potential misconceptions that students often face and discuss them during the regular class.

With regular exposure to past year examination questions, your child is likely to become more aware of such conceptual traps.

S4 Chemistry Grade Accelerator Programme™

  • Level Eligibility: Secondary 4
  • Available Tracks:
    • O-Level (Express) Track
    • IP/ IB/ IGCSE Track
  • Session(s): Weekly
  • Total Duration: 2 hours/ session
  • Tuition Fee:
    • S$110/session* (term billing)
    • $60 one-time registration fee

About Your Child’s Instructors

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

Mr. Kenneth Mak

Mr. Kenneth is the co-founder & Secondary Science Specialist of The Pique Lab. When it comes to secondary school Science, he is the go-to guy!

With more than 11 years of teaching experience, he has experimented with plenty of studying strategies, keywords & template answers. He knows what works for the student and what doesn’t. Using the proven techniques from our Complete Concept Integration™ program, he has helped more than 80% of his students clinch As and A*s during the PSLE Science examination.

Seasoned by experience, he is known among parents for building rapport with his students & helping them achieve tremendous academic results in the shortest period of time.

Every Child Is Supported In Every Step of The Way

We have in-class exercises, homework & topical assessments periodically in our weekly sessions to track your child’s learning progression. This helps us keep a pulse on your child’s abilities as we work towards the A1.

Examination-Centric Chemistry Notes

Highly Targeted In-Class Exercises

Homework for Self-Practice

Topical Tests for Progress Tracking

Secondary 4 Chemistry GAP™ Curriculum

⚠️ The following topic coverage is subject to changes.

 

ENERGY CHANGES

 

ATMOSPHERE

 

SPEED OF REACTION

 

SPEED OF REACTION

 

AMMONIA

 

ELECTROLYSIS

 

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

FUELS & CRUDE OIL

HYDROCARBONS

 

ALCOHOLS & CARBOXYLIC ACIDS

 

MACROMOLECULES

 

COMBINED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

TOPICAL REVISION (CHEMICAL BONDING)

TOPICAL REVISION (CHEMICAL CALCULATIONS)

TOPICAL REVISION (ACIDS, BASES & SALTS) 

 

TOPICAL REVISION (METALS)

TOPICAL REVISION (EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY)

TOPICAL REVISION (PERIODICITY)

PRACTICE PAPER (S3 SA2)

 

PRACTICE PAPER (S4)

 

 

PRACTICE PAPER (S4)

 

 

TIMED PRACTICE

Pick Your Preferred Learning Arrangement

Digital & Onsite Classes Are Available For This Course

Hybrid Classes

Your child will join a hybrid class and attend either onsite OR digital lessons at the Centre every week based on the scheduled day and time.

Lesson handouts will be reviewed together in class and important parts of the worksheet will be emphasised during the lesson.

The answers to the handouts reviewed and homework assigned for each lesson will be uploaded to our Digital Learning Resources webpage weekly for reference.

If your child requires a make-up lesson, we’ll be able to arrange for your child to attend a digital make-up lesson in an alternate class during the same academic week.

*For Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 Classes Only.

Digital Classes

Your child will join a permanent digital class and lessons will be conducted live via Zoom every week based on the scheduled day and time.

Lesson handouts will be reviewed together in real-time and important parts of the worksheet will be annotated on the screen.

The answers to the handouts reviewed and homework assigned for each lesson will be uploaded to our Digital Learning Resources webpage weekly for reference.

If your child requires a make-up lesson, we’ll be able to arrange for your child to attend a digital make-up lesson in an alternate class during the same academic week.

Who Should Attend This Programme?

Any student who wants to score A1 for Chemistry, 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 classes 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 A2, but struggles to get a breakthrough to the high A1s, no matter how hard he/she has tried.

S4 Chemistry Grade Accelerator Programme™ Details

Pick A Track That Fits Your Child’s Curriculum: O-Level (Express) Track OR IP/ IGCSE/ IB Programme Track

Fees

Registration Fee: S$60*
Lesson Fee: S$110* (billed termly)
Deposit & Material Fee: None
*7% GST has been included in the above fee.

Schedules

Click on the button below view the schedule of classes in the form. Please input your child’s Academic Stream to populate the form.

You can schedule a trial lesson before committing to a regular arrangement with us.

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

Over the past 9 years, we’ve seen more than 2,633 students attend the Grade Accelerator Programme™, 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 programmes.

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 whilst he/she is here, he/she will be trained on how to tackle Chemistry questions in his/her school examination papers accurately & efficiently.

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

During the S4 Grade Accelerator Programme™, we’ll be revealing the exact same study strategies used by our top-performing students. These strategies have helped them save hours studying every day and yet allow them to score As during their school examinations time & time again!

 

So… if you are looking for:

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

2) An engaging teacher with a strong proven track record (>80% As) (… 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 notes to tackle Chemistry questions 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 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 and 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 our regular class!

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the fees computed for the S4 Chemistry GAP™?

The S4 Chemistry Grade Accelerator Programme™ will be billed termly (i.e. every 3 months), in which you will be billed based on the number of lessons in each term. The fee for each lesson is $110 (nett – inclusive of GST). Each term, on average, works out to be approximately $1,320.

We have four terms in an academic year for Secondary 4 students & they are segmented as the following:

– Term 1: January, February & March
– Term 2: April, May & June
– Term 3: July, August & September
– Term 4: October

If you were to enrol your child in the middle of the term, the fees will be pro-rated accordingly.

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

To cater for the differences in breadth and depth of coverage in various academic streams, our S4 Chemistry Grade Accelerator Programme will be made available in two different versions:

  • Track 1: O-Level (Express) Chemistry – Pure Chemistry
  • Track 2: Integrated Programme (IP)/ International Baccalaureate (IB)/ International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Your child should enroll in a class that is in line with his/her academic stream for the most optimal learning experience.

My child is very weak. Do you have classes catered specially for my child as I am afraid he/she will not be able to catch up with the pace of the class ?

We do not segregate the classes based on their ability.

The key objective of the GAP™ classes is to introduce and expose students to the various forms of writing and the techniques involved in tackling Science questions.

As long as our students can understand what is being taught in class, they will do fine. In such situations, we will advise on the suitability of our classes after your child has attended a trial session.

My child does not like to complete homework. Will your programme still be helpful?

If your child is unwilling to cooperate with us, our programme will not be effective for him/her.

Completing their homework is an essential aspect of the learning process as it provides us with feedback on whether your child is able to apply the techniques and structures of writing independently.

This enables us to identify students who “fall through the cracks”, allowing us to raise the challenges and difficulties faced by our students, prompting closer communication and cooperation between parents and us.

Do you have lessons during holidays?

Lessons for Secondary 4 students will take place from January until the last week of November.

Classes will still carry on during school holidays (i.e. March, June & September). If the lesson falls on a public holiday, lessons may be cancelled on that day and will not be billed. We will advise you during the billing for the term fees regarding the affected public holidays.

If lessons are cancelled due to a public holiday, students will be offered an opportunity to attend an alternative lesson for the week (chargeable at a single lesson fee of $110) if they’d prefer not to miss the curriculum. Regardless of whether the student attends an alternative lesson, the materials will still be given and the answers will be uploaded for reference.

Do you offer make-up classes?

We allow three make-up lessons in a term [E.g. Jan – Mar (one term), Apr – Jun (one term), Jul – Sept (one term), Oct – Nov (one term)]. The make-up lesson has to be attended within the same academic week in any of our existing group classes if there are available slots.

Please check with our Customer Care team if you would like to arrange a make-up lesson.

If your child is unable to attend the make-up lesson in any of our existing group classes (despite having available slots), they can refer to the answers that will be uploaded for the handouts reviewed. There will strictly be no fee credit for missed lessons.

Do you offer trial lessons?

Yes, we do. We can arrange for a trial lesson at a fee of $110.

The purpose of the trial lesson is to allow your child to better understand the teaching pedagogy that is adopted at our centre without a long-term commitment.

Can I start the S4 Grade Accelerator Programme™ without a trial lesson?

It is mandatory for prospective students to enroll for a trial lesson, prior to the commencement of lessons with The Pique Lab, unless your child has enrolled in any of our regular classes in 2022.

For us, we’re all about the best fit. There are two main qualifying criteria when we shortlist students for our regular classes: 1) Learning Attitude, 2) Learning Aptitude (Ability)

1) A student with a good learning attitude and aptitude will be the best fit for our Chemistry programme. We’re best able to help him/her improve in the shortest period of time (In some cases, we’ve had students who saw their grades jumping from 70s to high 80s in less than 3 months)

2) A student with a good learning attitude and poor learning aptitude will eventually improve, so long as they put in the hard work to memorise, revise and apply what they learn. They’ll probably take a longer time to absorb the subject matter, but we’ve seen them improve once they’re equipped with the right skills to excel.

3) We’ve also worked with students with poor learning attitudes (i.e. lazy) and good learning aptitudes. Assuming that these students are comfortable with the learning environment, we can try to work with them to overcome their learning challenges. However, a lot of effort is often required to get them to a state where they’re ready to learn and improve. Parents usually commit for one term to assess if our classes work for their kids. In certain cases, we’ve managed to inspire and motivate them to change for the better.

4) The regular classes are not suitable for students with poor learning attitudes and aptitudes. In most cases, these students tend to be disinterested in the subject matter and have problems trying to pay attention in class. (Read more below on these students can be helped)

We recognise that our secondary school Science programmes are not a one-size-fits-all solution for every student. While we strive to provide the best learning environment for our students, we also understand that not every student will benefit fully from our programmes. As such, we’ve decided to put in place a behavioural assessment during the trial lesson to quickly assess if the student has a higher propensity for improvement under our guidance.

During the trial lesson, the teacher is able to observe the student’s performance and highlight any potential challenges so that parents can make an informed decision before committing to our regular classes. This is especially important as it is crucial for parents and teachers to align their expectations and work hand-in-hand to maximise a student’s potential.

On the contrary, if a student exhibits signs of inattentiveness, disruption and/or laziness, it’s not that he/she cannot be helped. Rather, a different learning approach should be adopted & it’s typically best administered through a private 1 to 1 arrangement, which we do not offer at our centre. As different students have different learning needs, our role as educators is to find one that best fits them, so they can spend their time meaningfully every week.

2023 Secondary 4 Chemistry Grade Accelerator Programme Registration

Part 1: What We’ll Be Covering This Term

October & November 2022

2023 Secondary 4 Chemistry Headstart

December 2022

December Holiday Break
(No Lessons)

January 2023

2023 S4 Chemistry:
Resumption of Classes

Part 2: Fill In The Registration Form

⚠️ Please take note of the following disclaimers:

(1) Seats are allocated on a best-effort, first-come-first-serve arrangement.

(2) Priority will be given to prospective incoming students who are able to join our Science classes as early as possible and have registered for the pre-requisite courses (if any).

(3) Please ensure that the confirmation page is fully loaded after clicking the Submit button before exiting the page in order for your form to be submitted successfully.

A confirmation WhatsApp message will be sent to you within 3 business days upon receiving your interest check form submission. Please drop our Customer Care team a call or Whatsapp message at 8621 1533 if you do not hear from us regarding your submission.

(4) No payment is required at this point. We will only call for payment once the seat is available & you are expected to make payment by the given deadline to secure the seat accordingly.

Please fill in the following form accurately.

Note: Please click the “Register Now” button to process the above registration.
You’ll be redirected to a confirmation page after the above registration has been successfully processed.

Your Registration

S4 Chemistry: Grade Accelerator Programme

Trial Lesson Fee*

$110.00

*The fee for the trial lesson is only payable if your child decides to enroll in our Grade Accelerator Programme after attending the trial lesson.

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