The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 13 Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    OCR Chemistry Module 6 - Carbonyls, Amines and Polymers

    An extension of Module 4; Aromatic Compounds - Carboxylic Acids and Esters - Organic Nitrogen Compounds - Polymerisation - Synthetic Organic Chemistry - Modern Analytical Techniques

    Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Chemistry. Practical Chemistry will involve following instructions, working with chemicals safely and efficiently, making and recording measurements and observations, performing calculations on data and evaluating experimental methods and results 

    2

    OCR Chemistry Module 6 - Analysis and Synthesis 

     

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    OCR Chemistry Module 5: Physical Chemistry: Acids, Buffers, Rate Orders and Equilibria

    This module provides a context for synoptic assessment and the subject content links strongly with the content encountered in Module 2: Foundations in Chemistry and Module 3: Periodic Table and Energy. New topics covered include: Rate Equations, Orders of Reaction, Rate Determining Step, Equilibrium Constants, Acid-base Equilibria including PH, Ka and buffer solutions, Lattice Enthalpy and Ben-Haber Cycles, Entropy and Free Energy, Electrochemical Cells, Redox Chemistry and Transition Elements.

    Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Chemistry. Practical Chemistry will involve following instructions, working with Chemicals safely and efficiently, making and recording measurements and observations, performing calculations on data and evaluating experimental methods and results

    2

    OCR Chemistry Module 5 - Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Entropy and Fuel Cells

     

     

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    OCR A2 Chemistry Module 5 - transition elements and redox titrations

    This module provides a context for synoptic assessment and the subject content links strongly with the content encountered in Module 2: Foundations in Chemistry and Module 3: Periodic table and energy.

    New topics covered include: rate equations, orders of reaction, the rate determining step; equilibrium constants; acid-base equilibria including pH Ka and buffer solutions; lattice enthalpy and Born-Haber cycles; entropy and free energy; electrochemical cells; redox chemistry and transition elements

    Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Chemistry. Practical Chemistry will involve following instructions, working with Chemicals safely and efficiently, making and recording measurements and observations, performing calculations on data and evaluating experimental methods and results

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    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Two written tests on energetics, kinetics and equilibria and organic synthesis

     

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Two written tests on energetics, equilibria, kinetics and acids, spectroscopy and synthesis

     

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Mock Examination using specimen materials

     

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term

    Text books

    OCR A2 Chemistry (Heinemann)

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