Science: Chemistry at KS5

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Course ID
AQA 7405
Faculty
Science
Department
Chemistry
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
S. Owen
Head of Department
J. Jones

Students are able to study Biology, Chemistry and/ or ‘A’ Level Biology. To achieve the full ‘A’ Level all of the content from Years 12 and 13 will be assessed at the end of the second year.

To breakdown the content, the courses allow the students to follow the Year 13 programme of study, where students will sit 3 terminal examinations to gain their ‘A’ Level qualification. In addition to learning the content, students will be required to complete 12 core practicals. The core practicals cover a range of investigative topics and develop the student’s laboratory skills as well as their ability to manipulate, analyse and evaluate data.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 C1 Atomic Structure
C3 Bonding
C1 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C3 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Autumn 2 C2 Amount of substance.
C5 Kinetics.
C11 Introduction to organic chemistry.
C2 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C5 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C11 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Spring 1 C4 Energetics
C6 Chemical equilibria
C12 Alkanes
C13 Halogenoalkanes
C4 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C6 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C12 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C13 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Spring 2 C7 Oxidation, reduction and redox
C9 Group 2, the Alkali Earth Metals
C14 Alkenes
C15 Alcohols
C7 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C9 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C14 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C15 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Summer 1 C10 Group 7, the Halogens.
C16 Organic analysis.
C8 Periodicity.
C10 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C16 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C8 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Summer 2 Revision for Year 12.
C17 Thermodynamics (‘A’ Level).
Year 12 mock exams.
C17 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 C21 Acids and Bases
C25 Optical isomerism
C26 Aldehydes and ketones, Carboxylic acids and derivatives
C18 Rate equations
C21 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C25 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C26 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C18 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Autumn 2 C20 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
C27 Aromatic chemistry
C28 Amines
C29 Polymers
C30 Amino acids, proteins and DNA
C20 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C27 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C28 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C29 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C30 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Spring 1 C23 Transition metals
C24 Reactions of ions in aqueous Solution
C19 Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
C32 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
C23 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C24 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C19 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C32 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Spring 2 C22 Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
C33 Chromatography
C31 Organic synthesis
C22 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C33 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
C31 end of chapter test and continuous teacher assessment.
Summer 1 Revision.  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Kerboodle; A Level Chemistry; Knock Hardy. AQA Chemistry A Level; The New Scientist; Chemistry World; Nature Chemistry. The Wellcome building, Euston; The Natural History Museum; The Science Museum.  

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Kerboodle; A Level Chemistry; Knock Hardy. AQA Chemistry A Level; The New Scientist; Chemistry World; Nature Chemistry. The Wellcome building, Euston; The Natural History Museum; The Science Museum.  

 

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