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Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar School

Chemistry

Years 7 and 8

Please refer to the Science (Years 7&8) subject page for details of the chemistry topics taught in years 7 and 8.

GCSE

Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the OCR A (9-1) specification. Code: J248

Year 9
9 (If you begin teaching GCSE in Year 9, use this column to record any topics covered)
Year 10 Year 11

C1.1 The Particle Model

C1.2 Atomic Structure

C2.1 Separating Mixtures

C2.2 Bonding

C2.3 Properties of Materials

C3.1 Chemical Reactions

C3.2 Energetics

C3.3 Types of Chemical Reactions

C3.4 Electrolysis

C4.1 Predicting Chemical Reactions

C4.2 Analytical Chemistry

C5.1 Quantitative Chemistry. Calculations in Chemistry

C5.2 Rates of Reactions

C5.2 Rates of reaction continued

C5.3 Equilibria

C6.2 Organic Chemistry

C6.1 Improving Processes and Products

C6.3 Interpreting and Interacting with Earth Systems


For more detailed information on the course content and assessment please refer to the examination board website https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/234598-specification-accredited-gcse-gateway-science-suite-chemistry-a-j248.pdf

A Level

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the OCR A specification Code: H432

Year 12 Year 13

Module 1: Development of practical skills in chemistry

Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry  Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations Amount of substance Acid–base and redox reactions Electrons, bonding and structure

Module 3 – Periodic table and energy The periodic table and periodicity Group 2 and the halogens Qualitative analysis Enthalpy changes Reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative)

Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Basic concepts Hydrocarbons Alcohols and halo alkanes Organic synthesis Analytical techniques (IR and MS)

Module 5 – Physical chemistry and transition elements Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative) pH and buffers Enthalpy, entropy and free energy Redox and electrode potential Transition elements

Module 6 -  Organic chemistry and analysis Aromatic compounds Carbonyl compounds Carboxylic acids and esters Nitrogen compounds Polymers Organic synthesis Chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR)


For more detailed information on the course content and assessment please refer to the examination board website. https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/171720-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-chemistry-a-h432.pdf

Additional resources

Students may find the following links and/or resources useful to further their studies of this subject:

BBC Bitesize KS3 Science

www.docbrown

www.rsc.org/learn-chem