Chemistry

Year 10  learners study AQA GCSE Chemistry – Chemistry Unit 1 (25% of GCSE grade)  Chemistry Unit 2 (25% of GCSE grade), Chemistry Unit3 (25% of GCSE grade) Investigative skills assessment (25% of GCSE grade)

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives At this point in the year learners are studying Biology or Physics
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Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand atomic structure and their bonding.

Know and understand the uses of limestone.

Know and understand how metals are extracted from metal ore and their uses in the modern world.

Know and understand how crude oil is fractionally distilled and how the products can be cracked to produce useful products.

Know and understand the advantages and disadvantages of fuels.

Know and understand the structure of the earth and its atmosphere.

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the chemistry topic students will learn how materials from the earth are extracted, separated and adapted to suit the needs of the modern world. Learners will complete investigations into fractional distillation, cracking and emulsions.

Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term.

Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Mocks will be completed in January.

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Chemistry Revision guide

Collins AQA Science GCSE Revision guides

GCSE Chemistry Specification

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4402-W-SP-14.PDF

GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

GCSE Revision

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse

Exam papers

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand simple particle theory is developed to include atomic structure and bonding.

Know and understand substances that have different forms of bonding have different properties and therefore different uses.

Know and understand the relative masses of atoms can be used to calculate how much to react and how much we can produce, because no atoms are gained or lost in chemical reactions.

Know and understand being able to speed up or slow down chemical reactions is important in everyday life and in industry. By changing temperature, concentration of solution, gas pressure, surface area of solids and the presence of catalysts you can alter the rate of reaction.

Know and understand soluble salts can be made from acids, and insoluble salts can be made from solutions of ions.

Know and understand When acids and alkalis react the result is a neutralisation reaction.

Know and understand Electrolysis is used to produce alkalis and elements such as aluminium, chlorine and hydrogen.

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the chemistry topic students will learn how to draw bonds and perform investigations into calculating the amount of product from a reaction, separating materials using electrolysis and making soluble and insoluble salts.

Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term.

Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Mocks will be completed in January.

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Chemistry Revision guide

Collins AQA Additional Science GCSE Revision guides

GCSE Chemistry Science Specification

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4402-W-SP-14.PDF

GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

GCSE Revision

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse

Exam papers

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes