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15/02/19

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All-through primary phase staff are raring to go! Writing focused training with https://t.co/rEgNBVJl9a

15/02/19

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Another good day for the sports teams. As the year 10 boys football team won in a convincing 2-0 win over Bow School. While, the year 7 & 8 basketball team were narrowly defeated in their first basketball game of the year against . https://t.co/sKDLe23SNN

14/02/19

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yesterday’s beginner skiers learning the basics before the trip ⛷ https://t.co/EImtzXH9gY

14/02/19

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Our beginner skiers picked up skiing very quickly yesterday ! https://t.co/5Katd7Dic5

14/02/19

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Our & have time for discussion and reflection with around in the classroom and the links to . https://t.co/fux4W8r5tk

14/02/19

Hi, can you please let me know what lesson your child was let out late from and I will look in to this for you. Thanks

14/02/19

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"I have also found my colleagues at Chobham Academy to be very helpful and knowledgeable, and I feel like I am part of a family." Meet Dario, who is training to teach Physics at through the programme https://t.co/u0KCf9yQG3

13/02/19

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Well done to the year 7 boys football team! The team were victorious in an emphatic 8-2 win against Eastlea Community School. Our joint MOM’s were Christian with his 4 goals ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ & Vlad who was a rock in defence. Well done boys 👏⚽️ https://t.co/s8NPCvKqjI

12/02/19

Trip to Madrid/Valladolid- 7-11 July 2019. £569 all inclusive. Packed with fun! Register by February 27th. https://t.co/xlqLcbsmWD

12/02/19

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This afternoon, the year 12 CTEC class delivered some excellent sports sessions to various year 7 & 8 students as part of their sports coaching unit. ⚽️🏀🏓 https://t.co/EbpQHZKllm

11/02/19

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"...asking a Year 7 ‘What is English?’ the student said, ‘Analysing texts’ and when asked ‘Why?’ the reply came ‘To prepare for tests." Brilliant article from on the case for the authentic experience of English https://t.co/hVuuW4gJ5A

11/02/19

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As well as commissioning research into the changing attitudes towards work perks, we recently teamed up with in to produce a video and find out what the next generation of workers expect from their future employers: https://t.co/88i2zC81lT https://t.co/mxkkcDcrIV

08/02/19

Parents - Did you know poor attendance suggests to colleges and employers that these students are unreliable?

08/02/19

Parents - Did you know prolonged absence from school can lead to loneliness?

06/02/19

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Fixup at today Action Jackson's mission of the day Aim for excellence in your studies – Try your hardest 👌 Planning for the future!

06/02/19

London Lions and Chobham Academy Basketball Partnership 2019 https://t.co/TaF700d2zb

06/02/19

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"I have also found my colleagues at Chobham Academy to be very helpful and knowledgeable, and I feel like I am part of a family." Meet Dario, who is training to teach Physics at through the programme https://t.co/u0KCf9yQG3

05/02/19

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Chemistry

Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements, which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject.

 

Peter Atkins, 1940 to present

The specification is broken down into key concepts which explore and deepen the theory studied at GCSE.

The course allows for material to be learnt and applied in terms of the real world.  This connection allows students to develop an understanding of how chemical ideas can explain phenomenon both past and present and paves the wave to make the learners confident enough to make predictions about what may lay ahead.

The course is really exicting, allowing students to develop an understanding of the fundamentals and then enhance this through more specialist learning at A2.  It also provides students with opportunities to carry out practical investigations, a skill very much needed if they want to go on to a science based subject at degree level

Key Stage 4

During the first few weeks we run an induction where we develop the students’ scientific skills.

Unit 1 (Begins in Y9)

  • The fundamentals of chemistry
  • Limestone and building materials
  • Chemical reactions
  • Metals and their uses
  • Crude oil and fuels
  • Plant oils and their uses
  • Changes in the Earth and it’s atmosphere

Unit 2

  • Structures and bonding
  • Properties and uses of substances
  • Atomic structure, analysis and quantitative Chemistry
  • Rates of reactions
  • Acid, bases and salts
  • Electrolysis

Unit 3 (For Separate science award – Chemistry)

  • The periodic table
  • Water
  • Calculating energy changes
  • Further analysis and quantitative Chemistry
  • Production of ammonia
  • Alcohols, acids and esters

ISA – Assessed practical examination

This unit is assessed by Controlled Assessment. It is worth 25% of the total marks and consists of a minimum of one practical investigation based on topics in the specification.

Independent Learning termly tasks and deadlines:

Weekly ILT tasks to include research, presentations, examination questions, concept maps, preparation for debates, Sam Learning and practical write-ups.

Key Stage 5

Unit 1: F321 Atoms, Bonds and groups(AS) [30% of the AS; 15% of the A2]

Module 1 Atoms and reactions

Module 2 Electrons, bonding and structure

Module 3 The Periodic Table

 

Unit 2:  F322 Chains, energy and resources(AS) [50% of the AS; 25% of the A2]

Module 1 Basic concepts and hydrocarbons

Module 2 Alcohols, halogenoalkanes and analysis

Module 3 Energy

Module 4 Resources

 

Unit 3F323 Practical skills in Chemistry 1 (AS) [20% of the AS; 10% of the A2]

Qualitative task (10 marks)

Quantitative task (15 marks)

Evaluative task (15 marks)

 

Unit 4F324 Rings, Polymers and Analysis (A2) [15% of the A2]

Module 1: Rings, Acids and Amines

Module 2: Polymers and Synthesis

Module 3: Analysis

 

Unit 5F325 Equilibria, Energetics and Elements (A2) [25% of the A2]

Module 1: Rates, Equilibrium and pH

Module 2: Energy

Module 3: Transition Elements

 

Unit 6F326 Practical skills in Chemistry 2 (A2) [10% of the A2]

Qualitative task

Quantitative task

Evaluative task

 

Independent Learning termly tasks and deadlines:

Weekly ILT tasks to include pre-reading tasks, research, presentations, examination questions, concept maps, essays and revision tasks.

Students must also provide evidence of independent learning via their own notes and extended reading such as articles from journals and scientific magazine/editorials.

Students must also compile an independent study and classwork folder that must be brought to every lesson. With a formal check being carried out weekly to ensure students are keeping up with the work.

Students are required to set up an account with Edmodo and actively participate in discussions and activities that will be set in this online forum.

Extra Curricular

Key Stage 4:

  • Weekly science club
  • Young engineers club
  • STEM enrichment activities
  • Museum visits

Key Stage 5:

Links with Kings College London University and Imperial University would ensure all students will spend at least a day participating in outreach activities. These activities are linked directly to the specification and allow students hand on experience with equipment and techniques they would otherwise only discuss in theory.

STEM ambassadors and mentoring will allow students to have a glimpse of how chemistry is used in the workplace.

An opportunity will also be presented in March where students at both As and A2 will be attending a keynote conference. This will give students access to experts who will provide tips, advice and improve their understanding of real-world chemistry.

Links


KS4

 

Edmodo & SL

 

https://www.edmodo.com/ - every student should have access, parents can also register for the site

 

https://www.samlearning.com/