AS/A2 C.I.E. Notes

I am writing these notes in digital format as a method of revising for the courses I am taking – AS/A2 Chemistry, AS/A2 Biology and AS Physics. UPDATE After time, I also understood that in order to get As extra work is required – I have added a few things worth reading here and there. Feel free to browse through the notes. They may include questions from past papers, for which I could not find any answers in the CIE Books.

The notes are made with regard to the 2014 (AS) and 2015 (A2) Syllabuses.

Table of contents containing Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and additional websites.

Biology Notes

1.1 Carbohydrates

1.1.1 Monosaccharides
1.1.2 Disaccharides
1.1.3 Polysaccharides
1.1.4 Practicals

Download Printable Version of Carbohydrates (.doc)
Download Printable Version of Carbohydrates (.pdf)

1.2 Lipids

1.2.1 Tryglicerides
1.2.2 Phospholipids
1.2.3 Saponification

1.3 Proteins

1.3.1 Amino acids and peptide bonds
1.3.2 Structure
1.3.3 Haemoglobin
1.3.4 Collagen

16. Energy and Respiration

16.1 ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)

16.1.1 Roles of ATP
16.1.2 Synthesis of ATP

16.2 Aerobic Respiration

16.3 Anaerobic Respiration

*Extra reading for C.I.E. Exams*

The importance of Biodiversity

Biodiversity under threat

Human Activities and how they affect the ecosystem

Important figures in BiologyPrintable (PDF File)

Chemistry Notes

1. Introduction to Organic Chemistry

9. Reaction Kinetics

9.1 Ideal Gases (.odt file)

13.1 Reactions of Organic Molecules

13.1.1 KMnO4 (Potassium Permanganate) Reactions
13.1.2 K2Cr2O7 (Potassium Dichromate) Reactions

13.2.1 Alkenes – Scheme
13.2.2 Halogenoalkenes – Scheme
13.2.3 Alcohols – Scheme
13.2.4 Carboxyl Compounds  – Scheme
13.3.1 Arenes – Scheme
13.3.2 Acyl Chlorides – Scheme
13.3.3 Amines and Amides (Along with Proteins) – Scheme

20. Buffer Solutions: Sodium Carbonate titrated with HCl

Physics Notes

1. Momentum
2. Matter
3. Deforming Solids
4. Electric fields
10. Practicals and Tips on Practicals

10.1. Errors and Limitations in different Practicals

Extra: Past Papers

MCQ 9702/12/O/N/10 – Includes the following: Uncertainties,
Uniform Acceleration, Deforming Solids, Superposition of Waves
MCQ 9702/11/O/N/10 – Includes the following: Dynamic Motion

Other Resources
Chemistry Notes, Explanations, and Exercises –
AS/A2 Mathematics – – Videos
Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics Revision Notes and Past Papers –


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