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Curriculum GCSE

All KS4 pupils can study Chemistry as a separate subject for GCSE or as part of Double Award Science

Exam board: CCEA www.rewardlearning.org.uk/

 

GCSE Chemistry

Unit 1:  Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis

 

The topics studied in S1 are listed below

1.1 Atomic Structure

1.2 Bonding

1.3 Structure

1.4 Nanoparticles

1.5 Symbols, formulae and equations

1.6 Periodic Table

1.7 Quantitative Chemistry

1.8 Acids, Bases & Salts

1.9 Chemical analysis

1.10 Solubility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 2: Further Chemical Reactions, Rates and Equilibrium, Calculations and Organic Chemistry

 

2.1 Reactivity Series of Metals

2.2 Redox, rusting and iron

2.3 Rates of Reaction

2.4 Equilibrium

2.5 Organic Chemistry

2.6 Quantitative Chemistry

2.7 Electrochemistry

2.8 Energy changes in chemistry

2.9 Gas Chemistry

 

Unit 3: Practical Skills

Booklet A – pupils carry out 2 practical tasks during Term 2 of S2

7.5% weighting

Booklet B – Pupils answer structured questions in an external exam at the end of S2

17.5% weighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

 

Content

Assessment

Weighting

Availability

Unit 1:

 

Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis

External written examination Students answer compulsory structured questions.

 

1 hour 15 mins

 

 

        35%

May / June

 

Unit 1 will be assessed at the end of S1

Unit 2:

 

Further Chemical Reactions, Rates and Equilibrium, Calculations and Organic Chemistry

External written

Examination.

 

Students answer compulsory structured questions.

 

 1 hour 30 mins

 

 

        40%

May / June

 

Unit 2 will be assessed at the end of S2

Unit 3

 

Practical Skills

 

Booklet A

 

Externally marked

Students carry out two pre-release practical tasks in the final year of study.

 

2 hours

 

 

7.5%

January-April

 

Unit 3 Booklet A will be completed during Term 2 of S2

 

Booklet B

 

External written examination.

Students answer compulsory structured questions

 

 1 hour

 

 

17.5%

May/June

 

Unit 3 Booklet B will be assessed at the end of S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCSE Double Award Chemistry

Unit 1:  Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis

 

The topics studied in S1 are listed below

1.1 Atomic Structure

1.2 Bonding

1.3 Structure

1.4 Nanoparticles

1.5 Symbols, formulae and equations

1.6 Periodic Table

1.7 Quantitative Chemistry

1.8 Acids, Bases & Salts

1.9 Chemical analysis

 

Unit 2: Further Chemical Reactions, Rates and Equilibrium, Calculations and Organic Chemistry

The topics studied in S2 are listed below

2.1 Reactivity Series of Metals

2.2 Redox, rusting and iron

2.3 Rates of Reaction

2.4 Equilibrium

2.5 Organic Chemistry

2.6 Quantitative Chemistry

2.7 Electrochemistry

2.8 Energy changes in chemistry

2.9 Gas Chemistry

 

 

Unit 3: Practical Skills

Booklet A – pupils carry out 2 practical tasks during Term 2 of S2

7.5% weighting

Booklet B – Pupils answer structured questions in an external exam at the end of S2

17.5% weighting

 

Assessment

Content

Assessment

Weighting

Availability

Unit C1:

 

Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis

External written examination

Students answer compulsory structured questions.

 

1 hour

 

 

        11%

 

 

November, February and May

Unit C2:

 

Further Chemical Reactions, Rates and Equilibrium, Calculations and Organic Chemistry

External written

Examination.

 

Students answer compulsory structured questions.

 

 1 hour 15 mins

 

 

       14%

 

June

Unit 7

 

Practical Skills

 

Comprises of

Unit 7 Biology,

Unit 7 Chemistry & Unit 7 Physics

Booklet A

 

Externally marked

Students carry out two pre-release practical tasks in the final year of study.

 

1 hours

 

 

7.5%

January-April

 

Unit 3 Booklet A will be completed during Term 2 of S2

 

Booklet B

 

External written examination.

Students answer compulsory structured questions

 

 1 hour

 

 

17.5%

May/June

 

Unit 3 Booklet B will be assessed at the end of S2

 

 

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