Chemistry

Chemistry

autumn term

Topic
Overview

C7a

Organic Chemistry

  • Hydrocarbons
  • Fractional Distillation of Crude Oil
  • Uses of Crude Oil
  • Cracking Crude Oil

C9

Chemistry of the Atmosphere

  • Evolution of the Atmosphere
  • Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
  • Carbon Footprints
  • Air Pollution

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

Why is crude oil so important to the world economy?

Global Warming

Climate Change

Acid Rain

How do we safeguard the planet for future generations?

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Geologist

    • Drilling Engineer

    • Chemical Engineer

    • Oil Refinery Worker

    • Environmental Scientist

 

Home Learning this Term

To support learning within the subject, students are given regular homework in the form of worksheets, past GCSE exam questions, extended writing tasks, research and presentation tasks.

 

 

spring term

Topic
Overview

C4

Chemical Changes

  • Acids & Alkalis
  • Titrations
  • Strong Acids & Weak Acids
  • Reactions of Acids
  • Reactivity of Metals
  • Metal Oxides and Redox
  • Redox Reactions
  • Electrolysis
  • Electrolysis of Metal Ores
  • Electrolysis of Aqueous Solutions

C8

Chemical Analysis

  • Purity & Formulations

  • Chromatography
  • Tests for Gases
  • Test for Anions
  • Tests for Cations
  • Flame Emission Spectroscopy

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Economic and Environmental impact of mining metals

    • Detecting cheats in major sporting events

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Metallurgist

    • Mining Engineer

    •  

      Analytical Chemist

    • Forensic Scientist

 

Home Learning this Term

To support learning within the subject, students are given regular homework in the form of worksheets, past GCSE exam questions, extended writing tasks, research and presentation tasks.

 

summer term

Topic
Overview

C7b

Organic Compounds

  • Alkenes
  • Reactions of Alkenes
  • Addition Polymers
  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic Acids
  • Condensation Polymers
  • Naturally Occurring Polymers

C10

Using Resources

  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Polymers
  • Properties and Uses of Materials
  • Corrosion
  • Nanoscience and Nano-particles
Y10 Required Practicals
  • RP3 Crystallisation
  • RP4 Electrolysis
  • RP5T Identifying ions

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • The impact of plastic waste on the environment

    • Are nano-materials safe?

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Polymer Scientist

    • Nano-scientist

    • Research scientist

    • Pharmaceutical research scientist

 

Home Learning this Term

To support learning within the subject, students are given regular homework in the form of worksheets, past GCSE exam questions, extended writing tasks, research and presentation tasks.

 

 

Year 10 Chemistry Summary

Term 1 – Topics C7, C9. Students learn about crude oil, its importance to the world economy, its physical and chemical structure and main uses as fuel. This leads into considering the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels and the issues associated with finite resources. They are introduced to organic chemistry and the properties of carbon-based molecules.

Term 2 – Topic C4. Students learn about some important chemical reactions including oxidation and reduction, the chemical behaviour of acids and bases and the principles of electrolysis. In Topic C8 students learn a little about how unknown substances can be identified by using standardised chemical tests.

Term 3 – Topics C7, C2. Students continue to learn about organic chemistry how the uses of materials are related to their properties. They are introduced to nanoscience and possible future molecules.

Required Practicals – Students do a further three required practicals in Year 10. They are completed over a sequence of five lessons where students plan and carry out a scientific investigation and then analyse and evaluate their results. Questions about these investigations may appear on their GCSE exam paper.