These pages support the learning and teaching of chemistry at a Year 11-13 / first-year university level. Specifically this caters to the International Baccalaureate diploma which I have taught and examined for a number of years.
- Searchable / filterable syllabus
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- Topic-sorted glossary
- Complete notes
- IA Guide
Everything is in-progress
I design and write and draw and code and translate and produce videos in my own time. Development is, in the best days, maddeningly slow and, in the best months, halting.
The primary audience are my students, and this section is written as me talking to them. There are notes, links to resources, and an in-progress guide to the IA. If you have questions and comments, website or otherwise, talk to me.
If you are visiting from elsewhere, I specify the timeline and logistics for my students, and presumed some common experiences in class. For example, the notes are more anchors to memories of what my students have experienced, rather than an exhaustive walkthrough of the syllabus. (For that I recommend your textbook.)
My secondary audience are teachers. The IB diploma is seeing rapid adoption, and many colleagues are new to the curriculum. It is, for example, not clear how the various topics hang together, and one of the most frequent questions on teacher forums is the order of teaching. The IB DP program has a steep learning curve and I remember what it was like.
Over years I grew into the program. I sequence and divide topics based on what flopped, and you may find the fruits of my failures --- expressed as maps --- useful as a starting point.
As an example, I think that 11A, Measurements, could be dissected into the following interdependent chunks:
This is implicit in experienced teacher's heads but I haven't seen it expressed on paper. It is not necessary optimal but I think you'd become clearer about the dependencies when you take it apart.
For more resources I suggest you to subscribe to our Teacher Resource Exchange. Instructions for access can be found on the myIB forums. You can also contact me through there.