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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.

2

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Assessments:

Autumn Term

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Tests on energetics, kinetics and equilibria and organic synthesis.

Two written tests.

CAT 2

Mock Exam Paper 1 and 2.

Two mock exam papers.

CAT 3

Mock Examination papers.

Mock examination papers.

Main Resources:

Resource

Details 

Term

Text books

OCR A2 Chemistry. (Heinemann)

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