GCSE AQA Chemistry - Curriculum Map

Plan of lesson topics: weeks may vary slightly depending on class needs and availability of equipment

Week Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Week 1 Introduction to Chemistry & lab safety/expectations. Properties of mono-atomic and discrete covalent substances Recap from last year
Week 2 The structure of Earth and other planets. Giant covalent substances / Properties of metallic substances Carboxillic acids
Week 3 Plate tectonics and fossil evidence Allotropes of carbon / Nanoparticles Polymers and polymerisation
Week 4 Igneous Rocks Nanoparticle research and topic summary Amino acids / DNA
Week 5 Weathering and Erosion Conservation of Mass / Ar to Mr Pure substances and Formulations
Week 6 Sedimentary Rocks Mass change in reactions and equations Chromatography
Week 7 Metamorphic Rocks Revision and Assessment week Revision and Assessment week
Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term
Week 8 The Rock Cycle Uncertainties / The Mole (HT) Gas tests / Flame tests
Week 9 Disasters: Earthquakes, Volcanos, Tsunamis. Balancing equations / Yield (Sep) Testing for ions with NaOH
Week 10 Uses of Rocks (Sep) Atom economy / Concentrations (Sep) Reactions of carbonates / Testing halide ions with AgNO3
Week 11 The Limestone Cycle (Sep) Titrations & Gas volumes (Sep) Testing for Sulphates / Hard water
Week 12 Cement, Mortar and Concrete Reactions of metals and oxygen / (HT) Redox Revision for Mock Exams
Week 13 Quarrying & Mining and thier impact. Reactivity Series Mock GCSE exams
Week 14 Revision and Assessment week Revision and Assessment week Review of exams / Personal targets
Christmas Holiday Christmas Christmas Christmas
Christmas Holiday Christmas Christmas Christmas
Week 15 Periodic Table of the Elements Native metals / Blast Furnace (Sep) Flame emission spectroscopy / Instumental methods
Week 16 Models of the atom & the experiments Reactions of acids Present day atmosphere / Ancient atmosphere
Week 17 Compounds and mixtures Making salts Compare atmospheres to Venus and Mars / Role of algae
Week 18 Seperation techniques pH scale / indicators Greenhouse Effect / evolution of the atmosphere
Week 19 Sizes of atoms Neutralisation / (HT) Titrations Our impact on the greenhouse effect and global warming
Week 20 Isotopes Strong and Weak acids Global warming, carbon footprints, ideals and laws
Week 21 Revision and Assessment week Revision and Assessment week< Use of resources and waste management
Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term
Week 22 Electrons in shells. Electrolysis of compounds Water treatment and storage
Week 23 History of the Periodic Table. Electrolysis of solutions Mining of metals and minerals
Week 24 How Mendeleyev's table was so different. Endotheric and exothermic reactions Life Cycle Assesments, LCAs / Reduce, reuse & recycle
Week 25 Group 0, the Nobel Gases. Revision Corrosion, how it happens and how to stop it / alloys
Week 26 Revision and Assessment week Mock exams Glass, Ceramics and Plastics
Easter Holiday Easter Easter Easter
Easter Holiday Easter Easter Easter
Week 27 Group 1, the Alkali metals Exam progress review/improvements Haber process / Fertilisers and NPK
Week 28 Transition metals Reaction profiles / Bond enthalpy (HT) Revision
Week 29 States of matter (Sep) Chemical cells and Fuel cells
Week 30 Ions Measuring rate / factors affecting rate
Week 31 Catalysis / energy in reversible reactions GCSE EXAMS
Week 32 Revision and Assessment week Revision and Assessment week
Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term
Week 33 Ionic bonds Equilibrium and LeChatalier GCSE EXAMS
Week 34 Temperature and concentraion vs equilibrium / (HT) moles of gas and equilibrium
Week 35 Metallic Bonding Crude oil / fractional distillation and uses of fractions
Week 36 Covalent Bonding Properties of alkanes / catalytic cracking
Week 37 Alkenes / (Sep) Reactions of alkenes
Week 38 Giant ionic structures and their properties Reactions of alcohols
Week 39 Summary lessons Summary lessons
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