Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry Coursebook with CD-ROM (Cambridge International Examinations)

Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry Coursebook with CD-ROM (Cambridge International Examinations)

Fully revised and updated content matching new Cambridge International Examinations 9701 syllabus for first examination in 2016. Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations, the Second edition of the AS/A Level Chemistry Coursebook comprehensively covers all the knowledge and skills students need for AS/A Level Chemistry 9701 (first examination 2016). Written by renowned experts in Chemistry, the text is written in an accessible style with international learners in mind. The Coursebook is easy to navigate with colour-coded sections to differentiate between AS and A Level content. Self-assessment questions allow learners to track their progression and exam-style questions help learners to prepare thoroughly for their examinations. Contemporary contexts and applications are discussed throughout enhancing the relevance and interest for learners.

Details

  • Series: Cambridge International Examinations
  • Paperback: 502 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (September 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107638453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107638457
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  1. This book is designed for A levels, equivalent to AP Chemistry, but should be useful for students taking introductory Chemistry. The concepts are carefully explained and the exercises are very helpful to build confidence and understanding of the subject. Solutions are provided on the CD. Compared to a standard AP Chemistry or college Chemistry textbook, this book is a lot cheaper and does a better job teaching the basic ideas. It achieves this by doing away with the details that few college freshmen will ever learn or remember.

  2. I teach this class as a high school alternative to AP and the CIE website recommends this course book as a textbook. I can say without a doubt, this is not a textbook replacement. The book does a great job of hitting all the topics that are covered in the AICE syllabus but it simply cannot stand alone as a textbook. My main issue with this book is that it tends to gloss over the topics and doesn’t go in too much depth. Students need more practice and examples than this book tends to give. As an educator, I can definitely recommend this book as a review before the exam or as a supplemental book. As a supplement, this book is great, as a replacement for a textbook, I don’t recommend it. The CD that comes with this book provides great animations and supplemental problems students can work on. Do not expect a ton of work for students, but the few problems provided do a decent job as examples and review problems. If you are a student looking for a review book, I can recommend this book, but be forewarned that it is a lengthy book and does include both AS material and A material. If you are a teacher, plan to use this as an additional resource to teach the class and not as a replacement for a good textbook.

  3. I had to use this textbook for my high school AS-level chemistry course, and while the textbook does provide a format that allows students to pass the exam, it lacks the depth for chemistry and the syllabus. The organic chapters are decent, but I believe more examples need to be provided for harder examples, especially with amines and cyanides. The book puts equations on the page,but does not really explain them and their significance. For example, the exam may ask for a reaction that was in the book, but you, as the student do not understand the significance. So it almost like you are craming in all of these equations, but are grasping the concepts behind them. I would suggest buying a new book coming out, by Hodder Education, probably in the fall of this year, or purchase the new edition of this textbook, which I believe comes out this summer. Definitely need a good teacher for this course, cannot self-study.

  4. I am extremely pleased with that book!! I wasn’t able to study from any site or other books becoz they didn’t have this much of information. But honestly when I bought that book and tried it along with the CD provided with it .. It’s simply superior!! I was afraid to purchase it (hesitated) but seriously it’s so adequate to study from. The book is perfectly organized and detailed enough that you won’t need to refer to other resources!

  5. I am an A-Level Student and I actually came across this textbook a year earlier-my teacher had a copy and I would use it during class frequently. To say that it helped would be an understatement. It was much better than the textbook we were required to buy for the course. Even the layout made it so easy to use-the AS part of it was very helpful and so far the A2 part is also very good. Having it is very useful.

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