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Chemistry

Applied science - BTEC

Year 12 and 13

Learning outcomes

Unit 1

Demonstrate knowledge of scientific facts, terms, definitions and scientific formulae

Demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts, procedures, processes and techniques and their application

Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information to make judgements and reach conclusions

 Make connections, use and integrate different scientific concepts, procedures, processes  or techniques

Unit 2

Undertake titration and colorimetry to determine the concentration of solutions

Undertake calorimetry to study cooling curves

Undertake chromatographic techniques to identify components in mixtures

Review personal development of scientific skills for laboratory work

Unit 3

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, procedures, processes  and techniques and their application in a practical investigative context

Interpret and analyse qualitative and quantitative scientific information to make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions based on evidence in a practical investigative context

Evaluate practical investigative procedures used and their effect on the qualitative  and quantitative scientific information obtained to make reasoned judgements

Be able to make connections between different scientific concepts, procedures, processes  and techniques to make a hypothesis and write a plan for a practical investigation

Unit 4

Understand the structure and function of nucleic acids in order to describe gene expression and the process of protein synthesis

Explore how the process of cell division in eukaryotic cells contributes to genetic variation

Explore the principles of inheritance and their application in predicting genetic traits

Explore basic DNA techniques and the use of genetic engineering technologies.

Topics taught

Unit 1

Principles and Applications of  Science I

Unit 2

Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3

Science Investigation Skills

Unit 11

Genetics and Genetic Engineering