The key to understanding secondary chemistry is simple; adopt a logical organisation to combine fragments of information into a coherent body of knowledge. While it is easy to picture this goal, the process towards it is often fraught with challenges. These challenges arise from the need to not only understand concepts from individual topics, but to synthesize them as a collective whole to answer questions. Understanding that concepts cannot be studied independently of each other is a crucial step towards excelling in this subject.
Thus, at Mulberry Education, our chemistry lessons strive to:
- Foster the knowledge that an understanding of one concept forms the foundation for learning about other concepts.
- Increase understanding and minimise route learning by developing a logical organisation and linkage of concepts.
- Help students to remember essential concepts that need to be memorised through the use of memory aids.
- Teach students to apply deductive skills to tackle unfamiliar applications of chemistry.