The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 9 Chemistry Curriculum

    AQA GCSE Chemistry key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    1

    Topic 6.1

    Rates of reaction and collision theory

    2

    Topic 4.1

    Topic 4.2 

    Reactivity of metals

    Reactions of acids

    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    Topic 1.1

     

    Topic 1.2

     

    Topic 1.3

    A simple model of the atom, symbols, relative atomic mass, electronic charge and isotopes           

    The periodic table and its development over time 

    Properties of Group 1, Group 0, Group 7 and transition metals

    2

    Topic 2.1

     

    Topic 2.2

    Chemical bonds: ionic, covalent and metallic

    How bonding and structure are related to the properties of substances

    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    Topic 2.2

     

     

    Topic 2.3 

    How bonding and structure are related to the properties of substances

    Structure and bonding of carbon

    2

    Topic 2.4

     

    Topic 10

    Bulk and surface properties of matter including nanoparticles

    Bulk and surface properties of matter including nanoparticles. Polymers: HDPE, LDPE, cross-linking and plasticizing

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Rates of reaction 

    Written topic test

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Metals, slats and atomic structure

    Written topic test (accumulated scores)

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Rates, slats, atomic structure and structure and bonding

    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 All