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Year 9 Chemistry Curriculum

AQA GCSE Chemistry key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

1

Topic 4.1

Reactivity of metals.

2

Topic 4.2 

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:

 

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Metals, salts and atomic structure.

Written topic test.

CAT 2

Metals, salts, atomic 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

 

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