You will now have completed the final exams of your six years of Secondary schooling, and in October you will be going up to University or Med School / starting an Apprenticeship / doing an internship in an Accountancy or Law firm / or whatever.
If you get the grades that you wanted, then keep working hard and continue doing whatever you did to create the success that you deserved.
However, if you did not do as well as you wanted to do, then take heart. Your life is not over! You can still turn it round. The lovely thing about making a mistake is that if you are intelligent, then you sit down and you analyse your mistake and you work out what to do to avoid making that same mistake ever again in your life. Everybody gets at least one ‘second chance’ in life, and I am posting below a Presentation on Second Chances in Life.
I have also posted a little Presentation that I gave to some Sixth Formers on Friday the 14th of June. It will provide you with a context for what you have been slogging away learning for the last six years.
Now relax and enjoy your summer break, and get ready for the big change in your life when you go from being a ‘child’ to becoming an ‘adult’.
Good luck in everything that you do in your life.
I will spend the Summer months reviewing every Chapter in the books, and I will start blogging again in September. I hope that you have a happy holiday.
Blogs for the Summer hols
A Second Chance
À Propos of the following Presentation on Molecular Biology 1920-1970, Professor Gareth Williams is giving a talk at the Royal Institution on the 25th of July. If you live in/near London you might want to get a ticket for the talk, or if you cannot do so, then the RI might put the talk on youtube, and failing that, then Prof Williams has published a book called “Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA” and you might want to read that.
Participants in the development of Molecular Biology, UK 1920-1970
Participants in the development of Molecular Biology, UK 1920-197
Previous Second Year ‘A’ Level Chemistry Blogs
Acids and Bases, 23rd March 2019a
Acids and Bases, 23rd March 2019b
Benzene, Part 1, 15th December 2018
Benzene, Part 2, 22nd December 2018
Benzene, Part 3, 29th December 2018
Benzene, Part 4, 5th January 2019
Calculation of pH values during a titration (a blog for Second Year ‘A’ Level students who are just about to sit their final exams), 30th March 2019
Carbonyl Compounds, Part 1 (Acids), 12th January 2019
Carbonyl Compounds, Part 2 (Aldehydes), 19th January 2019
Carbonyl compounds, Part 3 (Ketones), 26th January 2019
Chromatography, Second Year Blog for 11th May 2019
Equivalence Points, 23rd of March 2019
Electrophoresis and DNA Fingerprinting, 18th May 2019
Entropy, Second Year Blog, 1st June 2019
Halides and Sulphuric Acid, Second Year Blog, 4th May 2019
IR Spectroscopy, 27th April 2019
Kc : Ka : pKa : and Kw, Strong and Weak Acids, Second Year Blog for 18th May 2019
Kw equations to memorise for the exams, Year 2 Blog for 25th May 2019
Kw, The Ionic Product of Water Equilibrium constant, Year 2 Blog, 25th May 2019
Mass Spectroscopy, 20th April 2019
NMR:MRI Spectroscopy, Second Year Blog, 4th May 2019
Potassium Permanganate and Sodium Sulphite, Three reactions, 17th November 2018
Properties of Period 3 Elements and their Oxides, 1st December 2018
Signposts for alculating pH values in acid-base titrations
Sulphuric Acid and Halides, 9th March 2019
Transition Metals: Complexes, 24th November 2018
Previous First Year ‘A’ Level Chemistry Blogs
Acids and Bases, 23rd of March 2019
Calculations in Chemistry, Part 1, 23rd of February 2019
Calculations in Chemistry, Part 2, 2nd of March 2019
Calculations in Chemistry, Part 3, 9th of March 2019
Calculations in Chemistry, Part 4, 16th of March 2019
Colour Changes, 8th December 2018
∆H of Formation, 24th November 2018
Electrophilic Addition Reactions of Ethene, 10th November 2018
Fractional Distillation and Cracking, 1st December 2018
Ionic and Molecular substances, (The difference between), 2nd of March 2019
Isomerism, Cis:Trans, 3rd November 2018
Isomerism, Structural, 27th October 2018
Mass Spectrometry, First Year Blog, 20th April 2019
Melting Points and Boiling Points, Part 1, 2nd February 2019
Melting Points and Boiling Points, Part 2, 9th February 2019
Melting Points and Boiling Points, Part 3, 16th February 2019
Melting Points and Boiling Points, Part 4, 23rd of February 2019
Tests, 15th December 2018
Titration (the elements of), 9th March 2019
Yield, Atom Economy or Atom Efficiency, 8th December 2018