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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 tovolume 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

 

 

 

 

Topic 9

 

 

 

 

Rates of reactions, surface area, concentration, temperature, catalysts and graph skills.  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:

 

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Topics: moles, gases, structure and bonding (Year 9 topics).

Written topic test.

CAT 2

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

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

All

 

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