Chemistry

I have come in order that you might have life – life in all it’s fulness.  John 10:10” 

‘Our intention is for students to work hard by becoming the very best scientific thinkers and problem solvers. To be kind considering others and the world in which we live so that they can do the right thing following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.’

Mr G Bradley ~ Leader of Learning for Science

Subject Leader: Mr G Bradley
Email address: g.bradley@becketonline.co.uk

What Specification (syllabus) is being taught?

AQA Combined Science, Trilogy

What are the key topics and themes? When will they be taught?

Learners following a Combined Science pathway will sit two GCSEs in Science which are a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics content.

Biology Paper 1 – Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics

Biology Paper 2 – Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology

Chemistry Paper 1 – Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes

Chemistry Paper 2 – The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.

Physics Paper 1 – Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure

Physics Paper 2 – Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism

How will my son or daughter be assessed? When do these assessments take place?

Both GCSEs offer the potential to sit Higher (grade 9 to 4) or Foundation (grade 5 to 1) papers.

There are six examinations in the summer of Year 11: two for Biology, two for Chemistry and two for Physics. Each exam will last 1 hour and 15 minutes and is worth 70 marks.

The “Required Practicals” taught during lesson time will also be assessed on the exams.

What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?

– Use a CGP Combined Science revision guide that they can purchase from the school
– Make use of their classwork booklets

Seneca

Quizlet

BBC Bitesize

Attempt past papers at AQA

Physics and Maths tutor

The Becket Science Website

Subject Leader: Mr G Bradley
Email address: g.bradley@becketonline.co.uk

What Specification (syllabus) is being taught?

AQA Chemistry

What are the key topics and themes? When will they be taught?

Chemistry Paper 1 – Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes

Chemistry Paper 2 – The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources

Learners following the Separate Science pathway will sit three GCSEs, one each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Each of these GCSEs offer the potential to sit Higher (grade 9 to 4) or Foundation (grade 5 to 1) papers.

How will my son or daughter be assessed? When do these assessments take place?

There are six examinations in the summer of Year 11: two for Biology, two for Chemistry and two for Physics.

Each exam will last 1 hour and 45 minutes and is worth 100 marks. The “Required Practicals” taught during lesson time will also be assessed on the exams.

What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?

– Use a CGP Chemistry Science revision guide that they can purchase from the school
– Make use of their classwork booklets

Seneca

Quizlet

BBC Bitesize

Attempt past papers at AQA

Physics and Maths tutor

The Becket Science Website