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Curriculum Map Year 9

The Windsor Boys’ School: Chemistry Curriculum Map Year 9


Autumn 1


Autumn 2


Spring 1


Spring 2


Summer 1


Summer 2













1.How Science Works

2. Fundamental Ideas



3. Chemical Patterns


4. Acids, alkalis and salts


5. Chemical Reactions


End of Year Exam

6. The Changing Erath Part 1


6. The Changing Earth Part 2













Safety in Lab; Investigating which is the hottest Bunsen flame



Atomic structure and electron arrangements; compounds, mixtures and separating techniques




Investigating different separating techniques


Development of the Periodic Table; Metals and Non-metals; Alkali Metals; The Halogens; Transition Metals



Acids, alkalis and the pH scale; Making an indicator and neutralisation reactions 





Reactivity series; Metal displacement reactions; Extracting metals; Reactions of metals with oxygen; Investigating the stability of metal carbonates; Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions   



Revision of topics for end of year 9 exam


Different types of rocks; the rock cycle; limestone cycle; carbon cycle




The Earth’s early and present atmosphere; Greenhouse gases and global climate change; Atmospheric pollutants














How to separate salt from rock salt QWC


HSW and Fundamental Ideas




Development and Groups in the Periodic Table



Preparation of a salt from an insoluble base – QWC


C5 Chemical Changes


Acids, alkalis and Chemical Reactions


Formal End of Year Exam


The Changing Earth