Chemistry

Year 9 Chemistry 2017-2018

Course title: GCSE SCIENCE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8462/8464
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit six external exams (two in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 16.7% of their final GCSE grade. All exams will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions. Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Chemistry GCSE Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, structure, the properties of matter; quantitative chemistry, chemical changes and energy changes.

Chemistry GCSE Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of organic chemistry, the rate and extent of chemical change, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere and how we use natural resources.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Safety

States of Matter

Energy Changes Practical work

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Separation Techniques

31 October Tutor Evening

3 (5 weeks) Atomic Structure

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks) Bonding

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Periodic Table
6 (7 weeks) Chemical Changes

Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 10 CHEMISTRY – Year 10 2017-2018

Course title: GCSE Chemistry Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8462
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit two external exams at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 50% of their final GCSE grade. Both exams will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.   Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, structure, the properties of matter; quantitative chemistry, chemical changes and energy changes.

Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of organic chemistry, the rate and extent of chemical change, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere and how we use natural resources.

In year 9 students began the GCSE course and have studied atomic structure and the periodic table.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Atomic Structure

Quantitative Chemistry

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
3 (5 weeks) 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Organic Chemistry

4 (6 weeks) Chemistry of the Atmosphere

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Chemical Changes

19 April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Chemical Changes

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 2018-19

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) The rate and extent of chemical change
2 (7 weeks) Energy changes
3 (7 weeks) Chemical analysis
4 (6 weeks) Using Resources
5 (5 weeks) Revision

 Year 10 SCIENCE TRILOGY (CHEMISTRY) – Year 10 2017-2018

Course title: GCSE SCIENCE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8464
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit six external exams (two in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 16.7% of their final GCSE grade. All exams will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.  Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Chemistry Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, structure, the properties of matter; quantitative chemistry, chemical changes and energy changes.

Chemistry Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of organic chemistry, the rate and extent of chemical change, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere and how we use natural resources.

In year 9 students began the GCSE course and have studied atomic structure and the periodic table.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Atomic Structure

Quantitative Chemistry

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
3 (7 weeks) 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Organic Chemistry

4 (6 weeks) Chemistry of the Atmosphere

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks) Chemical Changes

19 April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Chemical Changes

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 2018-19

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) The rate and extent of chemical change
2 (7 weeks) Energy changes
3 (7 weeks) Chemical analysis
4 (6 weeks) Using Resources
5 (5 weeks) Revision

 Year 11 CHEMISTRY – Year 11 2017-2018

Course title: GCSE Chemistry Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8462
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit two external exams at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 50% of their final GCSE grade. Both exams will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.   Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, structure, the properties of matter; quantitative chemistry, chemical changes and energy changes.

Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of organic chemistry, the rate and extent of chemical change, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere and how we use natural resources.

In year 9 students began the GCSE course and have studied atomic structure and the periodic table.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) The rate and extent of chemical change

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Energy changes

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) 9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Chemical analysis

4 (6 weeks) Using Resources

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 11 SCIENCE TRILOGY (CHEMISTRY) – Year 11 2017-2018

Course title: GCSE SCIENCE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8464
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit six external exams (two in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 16.7% of their final GCSE grade. All exams will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.  Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Chemistry Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, structure, the properties of matter; quantitative chemistry, chemical changes and energy changes.

Chemistry Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of organic chemistry, the rate and extent of chemical change, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere and how we use natural resources.

In year 9 students began the GCSE course and have studied atomic structure and the periodic table.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) The rate and extent of chemical change

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Energy changes

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (7 weeks) 9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Chemical analysis

4 (6 weeks) Using Resources

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (5 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 12 Chemistry 

Course title: A-Level Chemistry Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7404
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit three two hour external exams at the end of Year 13.  During the course, along with other practical work, students will carry out 12 assessed practicals which will lead to the students being awarded their practical skills endorsement.

Chemistry Paper 1: (105 marks)

Students will complete short and long answer questions on the topic areas in physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry.  Questions will be knowledge based; as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Chemistry Paper 2: (105 marks)

Students will complete short and long answer questions on the topic areas in physical chemistry and organic chemistry.  Questions will be knowledge based; as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Chemistry Paper 3: (90 marks)

Students will complete 40 marks of questions on practical techniques and data analysis as well as 20 marks of short and long answer questions and 30 marks of multiple choice questions testing all topic areas across the specification.

 

Half term Key content
  Teacher 1 JPH (4 LESSONS) Teacher 2 SN (5 LESSONS)
1

 (7 weeks)

 

Amount of Substance

 

Energetics
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 2
Atomic Structure
16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2   

(8 weeks)

ASSESSED PRACTICAL 1
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Structural nomenclature and isomerism
Bonding
Periodicity
3  

(5 weeks)

 

Alkanes Periodicity
Redox Reactions
Mock Exams: 1 Feb- 5 Feb
Halogenoalkanes

 

Group II
Group VII
4

(6 weeks)

 

Alkenes ( including E-Z Isomerism) ASSESSED PRACTICAL 4
Year 12 Data Drop: 26 February (Mock Exam Results)
Alcohols
ASSESSED PRACTICALS 5
Kinetics
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 3
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 8 March
5  

(6 weeks)

 

Organic Analysis
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 6
The Rate Equation
ASSESSED PRACTICALS 7a and 7b
6

(7 weeks)

Optical Isomerism
NMR Spectroscopy and Chromatography
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 12
Equilibria
Year 12 Reports begin Monday 11 June

27 June – 3 July Exam Week

9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 13 Chemistry 

Course title: A-Level Chemistry Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7404
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit three two hour external exams at the end of Year 13.  During the course, along with other practical work, students will carry out 12 assessed practicals which will lead to the students being awarded their practical skills endorsement.

Chemistry Paper 1: (105 marks)

Students will complete short and long answer questions on the topic areas in physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry.  Questions will be knowledge based; as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Chemistry Paper 2: (105 marks)

Students will complete short and long answer questions on the topic areas in physical chemistry and organic chemistry.  Questions will be knowledge based; as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Chemistry Paper 3: (90 marks)

Students will complete 40 marks of questions on practical techniques and data analysis as well as 20 marks of short and long answer questions and 30 marks of multiple choice questions testing all topic areas across the specification.

 

Half term Key content
  Teacher 1 JPH (5 LESSONS) Teacher 2 SN (4 LESSONS)
1

 (7 weeks)

18 September UCAS Data Drop
Aldehydes and Ketones
Carboxylic Acids and derivatives
Aromatic Chemistry
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 10a
Acids and Bases
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 9
9 October- Reports open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2   

(8 weeks)

 

Amines
Polymers
Amino Acids, Proteins and DNA
Organic Synthesis
Electrode Potentials and Electrochemical Cells

 

Year 13 Parents’ Evening: 12 December
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 10b ASSESSED PRACTICAL 8
3  

(5 weeks)

Transition Metals Thermodynamics
Mock Exams: 1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams
4

(6 weeks)

 

Reactions of Ions in Aqueous Solution

ASSESSED PRACTICAL 11

Properties of Period 3 and their Oxides

 

Year 13 Data Collection: 26 February (Mock Exam Results)
REVISION REVISION
Year 13 Data Collection: 23 April (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5  

(6 weeks)

REVISION REVISION