Y11 Chemistry

Below you will find information on what you have covered during your course and how you will be assessed.

In my mock examination I will be asked to show I can...

Paper 1

Foundation tier

  • Be able to give the state of a substance, given its melting and boiling points.
  • Be able to explain the reasons for increases in melting points.
  • Be able to describe changes in mass during an experiment.
  • Be able to balance chemical equations.
  • Be able to calculate relative formula masses.
  • Be able to describe the reasons for the changes in the model of the atom over time.
  • Be able to interpret information about atomic and mass numbers and explain why atoms have no overall charge.
  • Interpret mathematical information relating the size of the nucleus to the size of the atom.
  • Be able to label and interpret reaction profile diagrams.
  • Be able to explain the use of hydrogen fuel cells.
  • Give and explain observations during the electrolysis of a named substance.
  • Explain the properties and uses of graphite.
  • Identify and explain the properties of metals.
  • Define ‘alloy’.
  • Describe the electrolysis of aluminium.
  • Calculate reacting masses.
  • Identify the type of bonding found within a compound.
  • Describe the advantages of different representations of molecules.
  • Interpret information on experiments investigating temperature change in reactions.
  • Describe the reactions which could produce salts and be able to name salts given the formula.
  • Interpret information relating to a titration experiment.
  • Explain the colours of universal indicator.
  • Compare the structure and bonding of different compounds.
  • Interpret experimental information and describe experiments that can be carried out relating to the reactivity series.
  • Calculate the relative atomic mass of an element.
  • Describe, and interpret information relating to the law of conservation of mass.
  • Calculate percentage atom economy and explain its importance to industry.

Higher tier

  • Compare the structure and bonding of different compounds.
  • Interpret experimental information and describe experiments that can be carried out relating to the reactivity series.
  • Calculate the relative atomic mass of an element.
  • Describe, and interpret information relating to the law of conservation of mass.
  • Calculate percentage atom economy and explain its importance to industry.
  • Give and explain observations during the electrolysis of a named substance.
  • Be able to describe the reasons for the changes in the model of the atom over time.
  • Be able to describe the development of the periodic table.
  • Be able to give the ionic equation for a displacement reaction.
  • Be able to show by calculation, which is the limiting reactant.
  • Explain displacement reactions in terms of oxidation and reduction.
  • Be able to label and interpret reaction profile diagrams.
  • Be able to explain the use of hydrogen fuel cells, and write half equations.
  • Be able to calculate volumes of gases.
  • Be able to give the state of a substance, given its melting and boiling points.
  • Be able to explain the reasons for increases in melting points.
  • Explain the reactivity trends of the halogens.
  • Be able to determine the balanced equation for a reaction from experimental data.
  • Interpret information on experiments investigating temperature change in reactions.
  • Calculate the mass of a substance required to make a solution of known concentration.
  • Interpret information relating to a titration experiment.

Paper 2

Foundation tier

  • Describe what a reversible reaction is, and explain how we indicate this in a chemical equation.
  • Be able to draw reaction profile diagrams, with and without a catalyst.
  • Describe how to investigate the rate of a chemical reaction.
  • Be able to interpret rate of reaction graphs.
  • Be able to calculate the mean rate of a chemical reaction.
  • Understand the different types of errors which can occur during an experiment.
  • Be able to calculate the surface area of a cube.
  • Be able to interpret chromatograms and calculate Rf values.
  • Be able to name monomers and polymers of addition polymers, and describe the bonding within polymers.
  • Be able to list the processes needed to make an alkene from crude oil.
  • Be able to identify the functional group within a molecule.
  • Be able to use the terms solute, solution and solvent.
  • Be able to describe the production of ethanol using fermentation.
  • Be able to name the ester produced in the reaction between an alcohol and a carboxylic acid.
  • Be able to calculate the mass of a substance in a given volume.
  • Be able to give the formula of named hydrocarbons.
  • Be able to describe the test for carbon-carbon double bonds.
  • Be able to compare the structure and bonding and reactions of alkanes and alkenes.

Higher tier

  • Be able to give the formula of named hydrocarbons.
  • Be able to describe the test for carbon-carbon double bonds.
  • Be able to compare the structure and bonding and reactions of alkanes and alkenes.
  • Be able to interpret chromatograms and calculate Rf values.
  • Be able to name and give the formula of the homologous series of carboxylic acids.
  • Describe what is meant by the term ‘weak acid’, and interpret experimental results accordingly.
  • Be able to describe how to monitor the rate of a chemical reaction using change in mass.
  • Be able to give the structure of the ester produced in the reaction between an alcohol and a carboxylic acid.
  • Describe how to investigate the rate of a chemical reaction.
  • Be able to interpret rate of reaction graphs.
  • Be able to calculate the mean rate of a chemical reaction.
  • Be able to calculate the surface area to volume ratio of a cube, and interpret differences with size of cube.
  • Name some natural polymers, given the name of the monomer.
  • Identify functional groups within a molecule.
  • Be able to describe the shape and structure of DNA.

Be able to interpret experimental results linked to equilibrium.

How will I be assessed?

Title or Topic Format Length Date
Paper 1 – Chemistry Written paper 105 minutes Fri 26 Nov 9am
Paper 2 – Chemistry Written paper 60 minutes Mon 29 Nov 9am

 

What should I do to revise and prepare for this assessment?

To prepare for this assessment:

  1. Complete look, cover, write and check on the knowledge organiser statements from atomic structure & periodic table and the structure and bonding booklets.
  2. Make flash cards of key words and their definitions.
  3. Read through the lesson content in the booklets and make notes to help you learn the information.

What useful websites/resources could I use to help me prepare?

BBC bitesize        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8xtmnb

GCP revision guides