Ciri - ciri pelajar berpotensi skor
A+ dalam Peperiksaan KIMIA SPM
(Dari Laman Sup Kimia oleh Mr Ooi)
Berdasarkan pengalaman beliau sebagai
seorang guru kimia, pelajar- pelajar
yang berpotensi skor A1 mempunyai
Menghormati guru kimia.
Pelajar yang berpotensi skor A+ ini
biasanya menghormati saya. Mereka
menghargai apa yang saya lakukan
untuk meningkatkan prestasi
pencapaian KIMIA mereka.
Berminat terhadap KIMIA.
Pelajar ini biasanya suka belajar
KIMIA. Kadang-kadang saya menanya
mereka mengapa suka KIMIA, pelajar-
pelajar ini cuma menjawab : "Tak
taulah Cikgu, I just suka saje".
Beberapa orang pelajar yang skor A+
dalam KIMIA memberitahu saya mereka
ingin memohon kursus Chemical
Engineering selepas mendapat
Membaca sebelum Cikgu mengajar
Daripada tinjauan saya, pelajar
yang berpotensi skor A+ ini
biasanya membaca sesuatu tajuk
kimia sebelum saya mengajar.
Kadang-kadang latihan yang belum
disuruh buat sudah dijawab dengan
lengkapnya. Ada pula meminjam nota
daripada kelas lain yang saya
mengajar lebih awal. Apabila saya
mengajar, dia sudah ada nota dan
hanya menumpukan perhatian terhadap
keterangan saya sahaja.
Selalu berbincang dengan Cikgu
Pelajar ini biasanya akan berjumpa
saya selepas pengajaran. Mereka
akan menanya berbagai soalan yang
mereka tidak faham atau keliru.
Mempunyai pelbagai buku rujukan
Pelajar ini biasanya ada beberapa
buah buku rujukan dan buku latihan
Membuat latihan dengan daya usaha
Pelajar ini membuat semua latihan
yang saya berikan dengan daya usaha
sendiri. Mereka tidak pernah
menyalin jawapan daripada rakan-
Membuat persediaan lebih awal
sebelum peperiksaan KIMIA
Pelajar ini biasanya membuat
persediaan yang lebih awal sebelum
ujian atau peperiksaan kimia.
Mereka akan menanya saya skop ujian
atau peperiksaan yang akan
Adakah anda juga menunjukkan ciri-ciri
di atas ?
Jika ya, maka tahniah ! Anda juga
merupakan seorang pelajar yang
berpotensi skor A1 dalam KIMIA SPM
Jika tidak, maka jadikanlah ciri-ciri
di atas sebagai panduan anda untuk
menjadi seorang pelajar yang
berpotensi skor A1 dalam KIMIA SPM
akan datang.....Mr Ooi.
You know what, there's an old legend in
secondary school. Normally you hear this
story when you are about to enter Form
"Bio, Physics, Chemistry... the
difference between these three pure
science subjects is that, all three
require different brain usage in a
different percentage... In Biology,
where you need 75% of MEMORIZING skill
and 25% UNDERSTANDING of your text. Mean
while for Physics, it's the other way
round where you need only 25% MEMORIZING
skill (my friend derives the formulae
other than memorizes it!!) and 75%
understanding. Chemistry is some way in
the middle and should be the easy for
all ... ... you need half memory and
half understanding, i.e. you are not
only memorize the formulae and concept,
you need to apply them as well ..."
To be honest, for the first monthly test
in my chemistry, i was about to fail ...
... i did even know how to get the
numbers of atoms in a mole of oxygen gas
... ... becoz I couldn't see the concept
and i did understand it... i could not
imagine the concept... so.. the most
important thing is .. YOU NEED TO
UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE CONCEPT...
Then... you learn the basic, how to
balance an equation... this is the most
basic AND useful skill in chemistry...,
sometimes you really scratching your
head till bleeding but still couldn't
figure out the meaning and the
question... all you need to do is to
balance the equation and you will get
the concept for that particular
situation/condition... then you are half
way to the answer...
The question is .. HOW TO LEARN TO
BALANCE THE EQUATION ?? Well... ... this
is different for every individual...
it's more or less like Maths... ...
someone good in Maths (and understand
what is Maths) could normally do better
in balancing the equation... ... just
take it as a simple Maths equation and
maybe you will get a clearer picture ...
... break the molecules into simple
element... ... ... take it simple and
think simple .. then it will be...
HOW TO SCORE OK (WELL MAYBE) IN
CHEMISTRY ... the most important key is
... ... go through every chapter and
learn the basic concept... then...
understand its concept but doing some
practice questions ... ... doing
questions will let you know how to apply
this concept ... ...
e.g. : you study about
thermochemistry... you know it's about
heat produced/asorbed in a chemical
reaction... ... but you won't be able to
do the questions if you never done it
before ... ... becoz you don't know how
to apply the concept !
With the concepts in your mind... you
should be able to do most questions ...
but ... what if you want to do ALL
HOW TO SCORE WELL IN CHEMISTRY then
comes in your memorizing skill ... ...
you need to memorize examples... ... you
need to memorize the colours of
elements... ... formulae... ...
You probably know about daniel cell...
how to draw the cell and know which way
the current going around the circuit...
... but if the question ask you to give
an example ??? what if the questions
asking you to build an experiment to
know what element contain in an unknown
So to score very well, you will need
That's all I wanted to tell you all
based on my personal experience. Some
might feel not comfortable with my way;
I understand that because I believe
every individual got its own way to
excel. Hopefully you can benefits the
best from my opinion other than
following it blindly.
Posted by Chong
A reader, Lix asked how to score in SPM
Chemistry at Malaysia Students
Forum (powered by Google Groups) so I
write this post with the hope that Lix
and other readers will benefit from it.
I assume her to be a form 5 student this
year since she mentioned the word
‘Kimia’ in her post. For your
information, form five year 2006 is the
last batch of secondary school students
studying Science and Mathematics
subjects in Malay.
Let me start this post with my own
experience in SPM Chemistry from grade
4C to 1A. Last year, I scored 4C in
Chemistry in my midyear examination. I
didn’t even know how to write a correct
chemical equation. I started worrying
that I might get bad result in SPM
Chemistry. From that moment, I studied
very hard and finally scored 1A in SPM
Chemistry. You should start revising
each and every chapter in the
syllabus now. How? Follow these tips:
Master basic but important concepts
Memorize important facts and processes
Practise past-year SPM papers
Practise all trial papers
Master basic but important concepts –
You must at least know how to write
correct chemical equation, do simple
calculation and understand basic
chemical concept likes Mole Concept.
Note that there are only a few types of
calculations in Chemistry compared to
Physics so please master all the
calculations. Try to learn them
yourselves reading the reference books
first. If you really couldn’t understand
them, you should seek help from your
class or tuition teacher.
Memorize important facts and processes –
Memorize the colours of chemical
substances; understand the salt
preparation process… It works
effectively although some might argue
that memorizing facts is the wrong way
of learning. I personally agree that you
can surely get a 1A in SPM Chemistry if
you could memorize all the facts.
However, I strongly recommend you to
understand each concept and fact before
you start memorizing them. Learning
Chemistry becomes more exciting and
enjoyable using this method.
Practise past-year SPM papers – Past-
year SPM questions will repeat from time
to time because of the limited scope
covered in SPM Chemistry syllabus. This
is no secret that most SPM candidates
realize it. Practice makes perfect. Try
every question and learn from your
mistakes. For essay questions, get the
marking schema from your teachers so
that you can see how the marks are
allocated and which points or keywords
deserve full mark, etc. Learning from
the essay marking schemas is a highly
Practise all trial papers – After SPM
trial examinations, try to get other
states’ SPM trial papers and practise
them. Try Maktab Rendah Sains Mara
(MRSM) SPM trial papers too! You can
either exchange SPM trial papers with
your friends from other states or get
them online through certain websites. I
was lucky because my Chemistry teacher
collected other states’ SPM trial papers
for us last year. Sometimes, one or more
exact or similar questions will come out
in the actual SPM Chemistry paper. SPM
question leaks do happen every year.
In conclusion, you have to study and
understand every chapter carefully.
Believe me, you won get 1A if you have
read only a few topics and focus on only
certain chemical concepts. Like it or
not, read-understand-memorize all topics
is the only way to guarantee a A+ in SPM