Everything you need to administer and assess the required practicals for the AQA A Level Chemistry course, practicals 1 to 12.
Each pack outlines the title of the practical, the CPAC criteria students are being tested on and provides opportunity for specific feedback. At the back of each booklet is a collection of exam questions to get students to apply their learning from the practicals in exam contexts.
These booklets and the AQA CPAC tracker from AQA were checked by AQA visiting assessors who commented on how effective these were at framing the learning that occurs in a practical context and then the application needed for exam style questions.
This worksheet is suitable for Years 8-11. Activities in the top left hand corner are the easier tasks, with support and differentiation built into the questions. As students become more confident, the scaffolding is gradually reduced. Students slowly work their way up the Blooms’ heirarchy of skills as they complete each part of the puzzle.
This starter introduces the students to the concept of a producing a detailed risk assessment rather than writing a basic list of safety precautions. It scaffolds the idea of a risk assessment and the template can be adapted to suit any particular experiment.
This is a resource I use to teach my students the difference between the keywords precise, accurate and reliable. I often use this resource before they evaluate any experiment as a prompt and reminder.
This resource is based on the scenario that the Titanic sank more quickly than expected due to cost cutting measures linked to poor quality rivets, which caused steel panels to break free and let in water quicker than models predicted. It’s a bit of fun that frames the learning in context for the students.
A PPT to guide students to create revision flashcards for the unit on structure and bonding.
Once revised, a booklet of common questions (many multiple choice to aid peer marking) to assess understanding.
This resource structures the note taking during the demonstration of the Group 1 metals reacting with water. Graded descriptors are shared with students in order to support their writing up of the demonstration.