Chemistry

Year 9 Chemistry 2016/2017

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
Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) Separation Techniques
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Atomic Structure
9th February Parents’ Evening
4 (6 weeks) Periodic Table
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks)
6 (7 weeks) Chemical Changes
Week commencing 19th June: Year 9 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 10 Chemistry 2016/2017

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)            Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) Organic Chemistry
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Chemistry of the Atmosphere
Chemical Changes
4 (6 weeks) Chemical Changes
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Using Resources
27th April Parents’ Evening
6 (7 weeks) Using Resources
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

2017-18

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

SCIENCE TRILOGY (CHEMISTRY) – Y10 2016-2017

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)                Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
Organic Chemistry
2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Chemistry of the Atmosphere
4 (6 weeks) Chemical Changes
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
27th April Parents’ Evening
5 (5 weeks)
6 (7 weeks) Using Resources
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

2017-18

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

CORE SCIENCE (CHEMISTRY) – Y11 2016-2017

Course title: Core Science Exam board: AQA Specification code: 4405
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit three external exams (one in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 25% of their final GCSE grade.  All exams will be 1 hour in length requiring students to answer structured and closed questions.  There will be at least one question per paper assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context.

An Investigative Skills Assignment is also completed under controlled conditions in class which is worth 25% of the final grade.

This content was taught in year 10:
C1: Fundamental Ideas, Limestone, Metals, Crude Oil, Fuels, Polymers, Plant Oils, Earth and Atmosphere

ADDITIONAL SCIENCE (CHEMISTRY) – Y11 2016-2017

Course title: Additional Science Exam board: AQA Specification code: 4408
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit three external exams (one in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 25% of their final GCSE grade.  All exams will be 1 hour in length requiring students to answer structured and closed questions.  There will be at least one question per paper assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context.

An Investigative Skills Assignment is also completed under controlled conditions in class which is worth 25% of the final grade.  

The content to be covered in year 11:
C2: Atomic Structure, Bonding, Analysis, Quantitative Chemistry, Rates of Reaction, Energy Changes, Electrolysis, Acids, Bases and Salts.

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)                   C2 – Atomic Structure
C2 – Bonding
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) C2 – Rates of Reaction
C2 – Energy Changes
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December
3 (7 weeks) C2 – Quantitative Chemistry
C2 – Analysis
9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening
4 (6 weeks) C2 – Acids, Bases and Salts
C2 – Electrolysis
20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Revision of C1 and C2 topic areas

Year 12 Chemistry 2016/2017

Course title: A-Level Chemistry Exam board: AQA Specification code:
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.

Teacher 1 JPH (4 LESSONS) Teacher 2 SN (5 LESSONS)
1(7 weeks)         Amount of Substance Atomic Structure
Bonding
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2   (7 weeks) ASSESSED PRACTICAL 1
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Bonding
Periodicity
Redox Reactions
3  (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Alkanes Group II
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb
Halogenalkanes Group VII
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 4
4(6 weeks) Alkenes Kinetics
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 3
Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
Alcohols
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 5
Energetics
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 2
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March
5  (5 weeks) Organic Analysis
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 6
Equilibria
Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May
6(7 weeks) Nomenclature and Isomerism The Rate Equation
Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July – Mock Exam grade 2 to be entered here.

Year 13 Chemistry

Course title: A-Level Chemistry Exam board: AQA Specification code:
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.

Teacher 1 JPH (5 LESSONS) Teacher 2 SN (4 LESSONS)
1  (7 weeks)           Aldehydes and Ketones
Carboxylic Acids and derivatives
Aromatic Chemistry
Amines
Kinetics
ASSESSED PRACTICALS 7a and 7b
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2   (7 weeks) Polymers
Amino Acids, Proteins and DNA
Organic Synthesis
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 10
Equilibrium Constant Kp
17th November Year 13 Reports Released
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Acids and Bases
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 9
Year 13 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 7th December
Chromatography
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 12
Properties of Period 3 and their Oxides
3  (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Transition Metals
ASSESSED PRACTICAL 11
Thermodynamics
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb
(6 weeks) Reactions of Ions in Aqueous Solution Electrode Potentials and Electrochemical Cells
Year 13 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
REVISION ASSESSED PRACTICAL 8
5  (5 weeks) REVISION REVISION
Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May