The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 10 Chemistry Curriculum

    AQA GCSE key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    1

    Topic 3.1

     

    Topic 3.2

     

     

     

    Topic 3.5

    Conservation of mass and the quantitive interpretation of chemical equation

    Use of amount of substance in relation to masses of pure substances

    Use of amount of substance in relation to

    volume of gases

    2

    Topic 4.1

    Topic 4.2

    Topic 3.3

     

    Topics 3.4

     

    Topic 4.4

    Re-activity of metals

    Reactions of acids

    Yield and atom economy of chemical reactions 

    Using molar concentrations of solutions

    Acids, alkali's and titrations  

    Spring Term

     

     

    3

    Topic 4.3

    Topic 5.1

    Topic 5.2

    Electrolysis

    Exothermic and endothermic reactions 

    Chemical cells and fuel cells 

    4

    Topic 6.2

     

    Topic 9

     

     

     

     

    Reversible reactions and dynamic equilibrium

    The composition and evolution of the earth's atmosphere; carbon dioxide and methane as greenhouse gases; common atmospheric pollutants and their sources

    Summer Term

     

     

    5

    Topic 9

    The composition and evolution of the Earth's atmosphere; carbon dioxide and methane as greenhouse gases; common atmospheric pollutants and their sources

    6

    Topic 10

    Purification of drinking water and purification of sewage water. Desalination of sea water. 

    Extraction of copper: mining; smelting; electrolysis, phytomining, bioleaching

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Topics 3.1, 3.2 and 3.5 (moles and gases)

    Written topic test 

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Topics 3, 4.1, 4.2 (moles, salts, solutions and titrations)

    Written topic test (accumulated score)

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 4

    All topics covered since Year 9

    End of year examination comprising of GCSE level questions

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Text books

    AQA Science Chemistry (Pub. Nelson Thornes) available online at Kerboodle.

    AQA Science Chemistry Revision Guide - issued to each student

    All

    Recommended websites

    www.kerboodle.com

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