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Leaving Cert Chemistry HL Revision Day 2018

Managing the Leaving Cert Chemistry Challenge

The Leaving Cert Chemistry Preparation Day is a Revision and learning day like no other.  The lecturer, Stephanie Ledwith, uses a  unique teaching method to simplify many of the difficult concepts by using simple rules, rhymes and analogies.

‘Another brilliant chemistry revision day from Stephanie today in Cork, I admire her energy and enthusiasm.  She has a great way of explaining all chemistry concepts on the course in a student friendly manner, memorable, fun and informative’-  Joanne Hamilton, Teacher, Boherbue Cork

This intensive one day course provides students with Uniquely Clear and Concise preparation for tackling the Leaving Cert Chemistry exam. Focus is on definite questions and presents the material in an easy to follow format.

Thank you for a very inspiring Leaving Cert chemistry lecture day last Saturday in Trinity. I gained a great understanding of the material‘- Nicola Meere, Teacher, Ennis who attended in 2017

Stephanie will deliver her lectures in the Menlo Park Hotel Galway,  St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin and University College Cork.
Book using the drop down window to the right for a brilliant learning day

Click here to view the Chemistry course 2018

Chemistry Programme 2018




Explore Your Must-Have 160pg Revision Book, ‘Chemistry Now’.
This Book includes the 23 Mandatory Practicals [1 per page and incorporating 3 Exam Questions 1,2 and 3 37.5% of every paper], Lecture notes, sample answers, topic revision flow charts and tables.

Course Content

Introduction to course structure and exam layout

[PowerPoint Presentations]


Topic One



15 Minute break

Atomic Structure/Radioactivity/
Getting help from the Periodic Table /History

– Incorporating QUESTION 5 and Q 10 part (a), (b) or (c)
-worth a minimum 21% in every exam paper

Sample Question Combinations covered


Topic Two


Rates of Reaction

Sample Questions covered

(Potentially a full question every year worth 12.5%)


Topic Three


Water Analysis


Sample Questions covered (potentially a full question every year)


Topic Four

Fundamental Maths 1 and Using the Mole

[Fundamental Maths incorporating all the Maths involved in Chemistry]– covering QUESTION 1 and Q 10 part (a), (b) or (c) and many other parts of questions.

Sample Questions covered

Lunch Break

Topic Five

10 Minute break


Fundamental Maths 2, Gases and Titrations

Acids, Bases and Indicators


Topic Six



Organic Chemistry Synthesis/Fuels –­

Including All Organic Mandatory Practicals and the organic maths

Incorporating 3-3½ Exam  Questions ( Q 2 , Q6, and Q7or 8) a minimum of 38% in every paper


Your Study Strategy


A Strategy for Success in Chemistry

With Rhymes, Animations and Mnemonics, also Key Instrumentation in 3 Pages
How to use the Lecture Book for Exam Preparation

16.30   Finish Questions and Answers at the Rostrum
NB Please Bring a calculator and a short clear ruler and a copy of the log tables

The Invaluable Revision Book

Each student is given a 160 page Revision Book containing the following;

·         Comprehensive notes on each topic covered with the 2017 paper in mind.

·         A complete set of mandatory practical write-ups + sample results and calculations.

·         Flow charts and one page memory pages for easy revision.

Each section includes past exam paper questions plus their answers. There is particular focus on sample paper answers that are not available on

Students have found the most helpful aspect of the course is how the maths section is presented in a user friendly form to make it as easy as possible.

Exam tips and strategies for successful Exam preparation are provided throughout the day.

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