Science: Chemistry at KS4

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Course ID
AQA 8462
Faculty
Science
Department
Chemistry
Level
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Head of Faculty
S. Owen
Head of Department
J. Jones

Students build on their KS3 knowledge and skills to enhance their understanding of Science.

Students follow either the AQA GCSE (9-1) Combined Science course, or the AQA GCSE (9-1) Separate Science course in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We aim to capture the student’s imagination and develop their scientific curiosity through contextualised lessons that develop five key skill areas (knowledge, experimental, analysis, math, literacy). Theses skill areas are central to the mark, plan teach ethos of the faculty and are emphasised to support the students to success in GCSE and beyond.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 10

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 C3: Structure and bonding. C3: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C4: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C7: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Autumn 2 C4: Chemical calculations.
C7: Energy changes.
C4: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C7: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Spring 1 C5: Chemical changes. C5: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Spring 2 C6: Electrolysis C6: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Summer 1 C8: Rates of Reaction C8: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Summer 2 Revision of chapters 1 – 7 for mock exams. Year 10 mock exam.

 

Year 11

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 C9: Crude oil and fuels.
C10: Chemical analysis.
C9: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C10: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Autumn 2 C11: The Earth’s atmosphere. C11: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Spring 1 C12: The Earth’s resources. C12: End of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Spring 2 Revision of chapter 1-12 for Combined Science.
Support for Triple Science candidates.
Paper 2 mock exam.
Summer 1 Revision of chapter 1-12 for Combined Science.
Support for Triple Science candidates.
 
Summer 2 GCSE Examination. GCSE Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 10

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Kerboodle; BBC Bitesize Science; Free Science Lessons; Seneca Learning Science; Kahoot!; Focus eLearning. AQA Chemistry for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy text book; AQA Chemistry for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy revision guide. Science Museum; Natural History Museum; Wellcome Trust; Science Documentaries on BBC iPlayer.  

 

Year 11

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Kerboodle; BBC Bitesize Science; Free Science Lessons; Seneca Learning Science; Kahoot!; Focus eLearning. AQA Chemistry for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy text book; AQA Chemistry for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy revision guide. Science Museum; Natural History Museum; Wellcome Trust; Science Documentaries on BBC iPlayer.   

 

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