Chemistry

Curriculum Information

Year 9 Chemistry – 2018-2019

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 (8 weeks) Safety
States of Matter
Energy Changes Practical work 
2 (7 weeks) Rates of Reaction Practical work
Elements, Compounds and Mixtures 
3 (6 weeks) Separation Techniques
4 (6 weeks) Atomic Structure
5 (5 weeks) Periodic Table
6 (7 weeks) Introduction to Bonding

 

Year 10 Chemistry –  2018-2019

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 (8 weeks) Atomic Structure
Bonding, structure and the properties of matter  
2 (7 weeks) Organic Chemistry
3 (6 weeks) Chemistry of the Atmosphere
4 (6 weeks) Chemical Changes
5 (5 weeks) Chemical Changes
6 (7 weeks) Quantitative Chemistry

 

 Year 10 COMBINED SCIENCE Chemistry –  2018-2019

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 (8 weeks) Atomic Structure
Bonding, structure and the properties of matter  
2 (7 weeks) Organic Chemistry
3 (6 weeks) Chemistry of the Atmosphere
4 (6 weeks) Chemical Changes
5 (5 weeks) Chemical Changes
6 (7 weeks) Quantitative Chemistry

 

 Year 11 Chemistry –  2018-2019

Course title: GCSE SCIENCE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8464
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.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) The rate and extent of chemical change
2 (7 weeks) Energy changes
3 (6 weeks) Chemical analysis
4 (6 weeks) Using Resources
5 (5 weeks) Revision 

 

Year 11 COMBINED SCIENCE Chemistry –  2018-2019

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.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) The rate and extent of chemical change
2 (7 weeks) Energy changes
3 (6 weeks) Chemical analysis
4 (6 weeks) Using Resources
5 (5 weeks) Revision

 

Year 12 Chemistry 2018/2019

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)
(8 weeks)

 

Amount of Substance

 

Energetics
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 2
Atomic Structure
2   (7 weeks) ASSESSED PRACTICAL 1
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Structural nomenclature and isomerism
Bonding
Periodicity
3  (6 weeks)

 

Alkanes Periodicity
Redox Reactions
Halogenoalkanes Group II
Group VII
(6 weeks)

 

Alkenes ( including E-Z Isomerism) ASSESSED PRACTICAL 4
Alcohols
ASSESSED PRACTICALS 5
Kinetics
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 3
5  (5 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 13 Chemistry 2018/2019

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 Teacher 2 SN
1 (8 weeks)

 

Aldehydes and Ketones
Carboxylic Acids and derivatives
Aromatic Chemistry
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 10a
Acids and Bases
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 9
2  (7 weeks)

 

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

 

ASSESSED PRACTICAL 10b ASSESSED PRACTICAL 8
3  (6 weeks) Transition Metals Thermodynamics
(6 weeks)

 

Reactions of Ions in Aqueous Solution
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 11
Properties of Period 3 and their Oxides

 

5  (5 weeks) REVISION REVISION