KS5 Chemistry - UTC Leeds

KS5 Chemistry

A Level Chemistry

For Chemistry, we will achieve this by ensuring:

That all UTC Leeds students are able to ask the right questions, analyse and evaluate information, and be able to form and justify their own opinions based on scientific principles.


Our Chemistry curriculum is broken down into ‘non-negotiables’ – the vital areas that a student needs to master in that subject. These non-negotiables underpin the learning throughout the duration of the study and our students understand that after developing competency in each strand, they will aim to develop mastery in each. The learning is coherently sequenced across the 4-year plan and mapped cross-curricular, and our sequence of learning plans specifies which non-negotiables are the learning foci and/or the knowledge that students will gain.

Exam board: AQA

Year 12

  • Atomic Structure
  • Bonding
  • Energetics and rates of reaction
  • Equilibrium
  • Group 2 and 7
  • Basic Organic Chemistry

Year 13

  • Thermodynamics
  • Further Rates of Reaction and Equilibrium
  • Period 3 elements and their oxides
  • Transition metal chemistry
  • Further Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis and Analysis

A separate endorsement of practical skills will be taken alongside the A-level. This will be assessed by teachers and will be based on direct observation of students’ competency in a range of skills that are not assessable in written exams.

Staff and contact details

Elisabeth Hazlewood, Head of Science [email protected]


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