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Year 12 Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

Skills

1

OCR Chemistry Module 2 - Foundations in Chemistry (Atomic Structure).

Atoms and Reactions - Atomic Structure and Isotopes - Relative mass - Compounds, Formulae and Equations  - Amount of Substance - Acids - Redox - Electrons, Bonding and Structure.

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 2 - Foundations in Chemistry - amount of substance.

Atoms and Reactions - Atomic Structure and Isotopes - Relative Mass - Compounds, Formulae and Equations  - Amount of Substance - Acids - Redox - Electrons, Bonding and Structure. 

 

OCR Chemistry Module 3 - Periodic Table and Energy.

The Periodic Table - Periodicity.

Spring Term

 

 

 

1

OCR Chemistry Module 3 - Periodic Table and Energy.

Group 2 - the Halogens - Qualitative Analysis - Enthalpy Changes - Reaction Rates - Chemical Equilibrium.

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 4 - Core Organic Chemistry.

Basic concepts and Hydrocarbons  - Alkanes - Alkenes - Alcohols, Haloalkanes and Analysis - Organic Synthesis.

 

Summer Term

 

 

 

1

OCR Chemistry Module 4 - Core Organic Chemistry continued.

Basic concepts and Hydrocarbons  - Alkanes - Alkenes - Alcohols, Haloalkanes and Analysis - Organic Synthesis.

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 - Organic Chemistry and analysis.

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.

  OCR Chemistry Module 5 - Kinetic 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.  

Assessments:

 

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Parts of OCR Chemistry module 1 and 2.

2 written papers comprising past exam questions.

CAT 2

OCR Chemistry module 1 and parts of module 2.

Written paper comprising past exam questions to try and mimic the new style of examinations.

CAT 3 Physical, organic and inorganic Chemistry. End of year Mock Exam based on available resources. Two papers will be sat.

Main Resources:

Resource

Details (names, web address etc.)

Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)

Text books

OCR AS Chemistry (Heinemann).

All

 

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