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What do you teach Y12s in chemistry after their exam May-July?

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by scpalmerchemistry, May 14, 2019 at 3:25 PM.

  1. scpalmerchemistry

    scpalmerchemistry New commenter


    We are a sixth form college. We study AQA chemistry.

    We have internal exams the week after the May. The Y12s return the week after half term. We have 1 topic of Y12 content (analysis still to do) then we usually start on Y13 content. With sports day etc, we have about 15x 1 hr lessons in which to teach a Y13 topic.

    In previous years we have taught Transition metals/Aq ions and periodicity on the rational there is slightly more recall content, which works if students have got summer schools etc.

    This year the plan was to teach Kp, periodicity and DNA (Not the amino acid stuff). Periodicity/DNA because it is content heavy and Kp because it fitted in nicely and it is a subject the students traditionally do well in.

    What topics do you do with your chemists in half term 6? Any suggestions are very welcome please - we still aren't sure of the best way!


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