Chemistry

Yr12 AQA AS  Chemistry (New Specification) –  Paper 1 (50% of AS Grade) Paper 2 (50% of AS Grade)
Yr13 AQA A2 Chemistry Paper 3 (20% of A2 grade) , Paper 4 (20% of A2 grade) and Investigative Practical Skills Assessment (10% of GCSE grade)

Year 12

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand the chemical properties of elements depend on their atomic structure and in particular on the arrangement of electrons around the nucleus.

Know and understand how to measure the mass of atoms and molecules to a high degree of accuracy in a mass spectrometer.

Know and understand the physical and chemical properties of compounds depend on the ways in which the compounds are held together by chemical bonds and by intermolecular forces.

Know and understand materials scientists use knowledge of structure and bonding to engineer new materials with desirable properties. These new materials may offer new applications in a range of different modern technologies.

Key Activities / Homework Learners will complete lessons which feature a large range of tasks such as exam questions, group work, presentations and practical techniques. In this section of the course learners will investigate acid – base titration endorsement. Homework – all learners will be given a homework pack to be completed by the end of the topic.
Assessments After each topic learners will take an end of unit assessment which will identify their strengths and weaknesses in the topic.
Suggest reading & support materials AQA Chemistry   Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/chemistry/specifications/AQA-7404-7405-SP-2015-V1-0.PDF

Exam Papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-7404-7405/assessment-resources

Revision http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/subjectareas/scienceandhealth/Pages/scienceandhealth.aspx http://www.chemnotes.org.uk/aqa.html

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand the enthalpy change in a chemical reaction can be measured accurately. The study of kinetics enables chemists to determine how a change in conditions affects the speed of a chemical reaction. Whilst the reactivity of chemicals is a significant factor in how fast chemical reactions proceed, there are variables that can be manipulated in order to speed them up or slow them down.

Know and understand a study of equilibrium indicates how far reactions will go, Le Chatelier’s principle can be used to predict the effects of changes in temperature, pressure and concentration on the yield of a reversible reaction.

Key Activities / Homework Learners will complete lessons which feature a large range of tasks such as exam questions, group work, presentations and practical techniques. In this section of the course learners will investigate enthalpy change, how temperature effects the rate of reaction endorsement. Homework – all learners will be given a homework pack to be completed by the end of the topic.
Assessments After each topic learners will take an end of unit assessment which will identify their strengths and weaknesses in the topic.
Suggest reading & support materials AQA Chemistry   Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/chemistry/specifications/AQA-7404-7405-SP-2015-V1-0.PDF

Exam Papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-7404-7405/assessment-resourcesresources

Revision http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/subjectareas/scienceandhealth/Pages/scienceandhealth.aspx http://www.chemnotes.org.uk/aqa.html

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand redox reactions involve a transfer of electrons from the reducing agent to the oxidising agent. The change in the oxidation state of an element in a compound or ion is used to identify the element that has been oxidised or reduced in a given reaction.

Know and understand separate half-equations are written for the oxidation or reduction processes. These half-equations can then be combined to give an overall equation for any redox reaction.

Key Activities / Homework Learners will complete lessons which feature a large range of tasks such as exam questions, group work, presentations and practical techniques. In this section of the course learners will investigate enthalpy change, how temperature effects the rate of reaction endorsement. Homework – all learners will be given a homework pack to be completed by the end of the topic.
Assessments After each topic learners will take an end of unit assessment which will identify their strengths and weaknesses in the topic.
Suggest reading & support materials AQA Chemistry Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/chemistry/specifications/AQA-7404-7405-SP-2015-V1-0.PDF

Exam Papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-7404-7405/assessment-resourcesresources

Revision http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/subjectareas/scienceandhealth/Pages/scienceandhealth.aspx http://www.chemnotes.org.uk/aqa.html

Year 13

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand rate equations

Know and understand the use of the equilibrium constant

Know and understand definitions and determination of acids and bases

Know and understand Nomenclature and illustration of Isomerism

Know and understand structure of Carbonyl group containing compounds

Key Activities / Homework Learners will complete lessons which feature a large range of tasks such as exam questions, group work, presentations and practical techniques..

Homework – all learners will be given a homework pack to be completed by the end of the topic.

Assessments After each topic learners will take an end of unit assessment which will identify their strengths and weaknesses in the topic.
Suggest reading & support materials AQA Chemistry Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/specifications/alevel/AQA-2420-W-SP-14.PDF

Exam Papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-2420/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

Revision http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/subjectareas/scienceandhealth/Pages/scienceandhealth.aspx

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand the mechanisms associated with aromatic chemistry

Know and understand the structure and function of Amines and Amino acids

Know and understand the formation of polymers

Know and understand the process of structural determination

Key Activities / Homework Learners will complete lessons which feature a large range of tasks such as exam questions, group work, presentations and practical techniques..

Homework – all learners will be given a homework pack to be completed by the end of the topic.

Assessments After each topic learners will take an end of unit assessment which will identify their strengths and weaknesses in the topic.
Suggest reading & support materials AQA Chemistry Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/specifications/alevel/AQA-2420-W-SP-14.PDF

Exam Papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-2420/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

Revision http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/subjectareas/scienceandhealth/Pages/scienceandhealth.aspx

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand the implications of Thermodynamics

Know and understand periodicity

Know and understand redox equilibrium

Know and understand the structural formation of the transition metals

Know and understand the reactions of inorganic compounds in aqueous solutions

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete lessons which feature a large range of tasks such as exam questions, group work, presentations and practical techniques.. Homework – all learners will be given a homework pack to be completed by the end of the topic.
Assessments After each topic learners will take an end of unit assessment which will identify their strengths and weaknesses in the topic.
Suggest reading & support materials AQA Chemistry Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/specifications/alevel/AQA-2420-W-SP-14.PDF

Exam Papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-2420/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

Revision http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/subjectareas/scienceandhealth/Pages/scienceandhealth.aspx