Chemistry

Year 11 learners are 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 Know and understand the modern periodic table has been developed from work begun by Newlands and Mendeleev. There are trends in chemical properties within the periodic table linked to how easily the element gains or loses electrons.

Know and understand the water we drink is not pure water because it contains dissolved substances to make water safe to drink it must be treated.

Know and understand that knowing the amount of energy involved in chemical reactions is useful so that resources are used efficiently and economically.

Know and understand how to perform flame tests and titrations to found out information about an unknown substance.

Know and understand In industrial processes, energy requirements and emissions need to be considered both for economic reasons and for sustainable development.

Know and understand alcohols and carboxylic acids are important organic chemicals that have many uses.

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 analyse a substance by completing investigations into the unknown concentration of fruit juice and unknown elements within a sample.

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 April and June .

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Chemistry Revision guide

Collins AQA Further 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

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand how to design a hypothesis

Know and understand how to plan and research a investigation.

Know and understand the variables within an investigation.

Know and understand the importance of controlling variables within an investigation.

Know and understand how to collect and record data.

Know and understand how to present data and make valid conclusions.

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete research into a hypothesis of their own design. The learners will safely carry out the investigation collecting reliable data.

Learners will then present their data in a suitable format and draw conclusions from the data.

Assessments Learners will sit two GCSE controlled assessment exams at the end of the term.

This piece of work is worth 25% of their GCSE.

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

AQA 10 top tips

http://store.aqa.org.uk/Science/GCSE-CA-Top-10-tips.pdf

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives In this term learners will focus on exam techniques, the lessons will be personalised to the learners to improve their knowledge before the exam in May.
Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions   and talking mocks.

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

Assessments Learners will we continuously assessed before the exams to identify areas of weaknesses in their subject knowledge
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