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Year 11

Qualifications:                   GCSE Chemistry & GCSE Combined Science Trilogy

Specification Codes:        8462 & 8464

QAN Codes:                        601/8757/8 & 601/8758/X

Exam Board:                       AQA


You will study the following topics during the course:

  1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy changes
  6. The rate and extent of chemical change
  7. Organic chemistry
  8. Chemical analysis
  9. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  10. Using resources



Half Term

Unit of Work

Home Study


Autumn 1

Chemical Analysis 2

Find three formulations in your home.

Research their ingredients and identify the purposes of as many components as you can.

Make a practical lesson worksheet to support year 8 in carrying out chromatography of food colourings in sweets.

Your work sheet must include:

  • An introduction to the practical
  • An equipment list
  • A safety section
  • A method
  • A blank results table for the students to complete
  • Some questions

Research one of the following instrumental analysis methods and create a poster to advertise it:

  • Gas-liquid chromatography
  • Electrophoresis
  • Flame Emission Spectroscopy

Make sure you include all the advantages of using your instrumental method.



Organic 2 (Separates Only)

Create a mind map to outline everything you need to know about alkenes.


  • Structure of alkenes
  • Names of the first four alkenes
  • Reaction with oxygen
  • Reaction with water
  • Reaction with hydrogen
  • Reaction with chlorine
  • Reaction with bromine
  • Reaction with iodine

Complete the Polymers Broadsheet
Complete the Organic Compounds table
Complete the activity sheet: Parts of an Amino Acid
Complete the polymerisation and DNA summary questions


Autumn 2

The Atmosphere

Choose at least two from the following:


  1. Make a poster which illustrates the percentage composition of the main gases in the atmosphere highlighting the average levels of carbon dioxide which are found. Explain where carbon dioxide in the atmosphere comes from and how green plants use carbon dioxide to produce food and oxygen. Include a balanced equation for the process of photosynthesis.


  1. Design a poster to explain how the composition of the Earths atmosphere has changed since it was first formed.


  1. Design a poster which explains what the Greenhouse Effect is and ensure it describes how each of the major Greenhouse gases are produced.


  1. Write an article for a newspaper explaining the effects of global warming and the possible impacts this will have on wildlife, ourselves and the environment.


  1. If you can, watch the film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ by former US Vice President Al Gore and write a review. Try and highlight the key points it is trying to make and comment on whether or not you think the film successfully conveys it’s message to an audience.


  1. Write an essay describing what the carbon footprint is and how we can reduce it.


  1. Design a poster on common atmospheric pollutants. Describe how each pollutant in the atomosphere is produced, what  effect it has and what we can do to reduce its levels.


Spring 1

Using Resources

Complete at least 2 from the following:


  1. Create a poster to show how metal rusts and suggest ways to prevent the corrosion.
  2. Design a new sports drinks bottle, make sure you think carefully about the material you choose and explain why its properties are suitable for its use.
  3. Research how much gold is in a wedding ring. Use this information to create an advert that explains to the public what is meant by 24 carat gold.
  4. Create a song / rap/ poem to explain the difference between thermosoftening polymers and thermosetting polymers.


Spring 2



Appropriate revision resources will be provided in class, but additional resources are available via the Science Drop Zone (drive  on the school’s internal network) and Science blogs, and the on-line resource Seneca Learning, (ask your teacher if you are not already using this).


Summer 1






Summer 2





All worksheets are available from your teacher.