Chemistry

 

“Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is often called the central science, as chemical principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. Apart from being a subject worthy of study in its own right, chemistry is a prerequisite for many other courses in higher education, such as medicine, biological science and environmental science, and serves as useful preparation for employment” (IB Chemistry Guide, 2013).

Aims:

Prep class students will be able to learn basic chemistry terms and to conceptualize these terms by supporting with qualified experiments.

9th grade students will be introduced IGCSE Chemistry exam, and they will learn basic topics by the help of qualified experiments which will prepare them for the future.

10th grade students will be able to raise the level of success of our school in IGCSE exams which they will attend at the end of the year, and students will be aware of the importance of chemistry in daily life.

11th grade students will be getting involved in IB Chemistry, preparing experiments for IB internal assessment by having concrete experience of theoretical chemistry, and use of scientific approach while explaining daily life issues.

12th grade students will complete their IB internal assessments and Extended essays and at the end of the year, they are expected to reach outstanding success in IB DP, YGS and LYS exams

Courses

IGCSE Chemistry

The aims of the syllabus listed below describe the educational purposes of this course. The aims of the syllabus are the same for all students and are not listed in order of priority.

The main goals of the course are: providing a worthwhile educational experience for all candidates, through well-designed studies of experimental and practical science, whether or not they go on to study science beyond this level, enabling candidates to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge to become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take an informed interest in scientific matters, recognizing both the usefulness and the limitations of scientific method, and appreciate its applicability in other disciplines and in everyday life, and be suitably prepared for studies beyond IGCSE in pure sciences, in applied sciences or in science dependent vocational courses

Chemistry Lesson: Prep Class

Content and Objectives of the Lesson:

Chemistry lesson is one hour per week for prep classes. Besides English terminology, security in the laboratory, glass materials, chemicals will be presented. Also, some basic experiments are done. Chemistry lesson is assessed with 2 written exams and 2 performance grade in prep classes. For the performance grades; participation, behavior, assignments, quizzes and portfolios will be taken into account.

Chemistry Lesson: Grade 9

Content and Objectives of the Lesson:

By following a common lesson plan that contains national curriculum and IGCSE program, topics that will be covered are; States of Matter, Atomic Structure, Compounds, Periodic Table, Mol Concept, chemical Reactions, Redox Reactions, Acids and Bases, Electricity and Chemical Changes are aimed to work. Chemistry lesson is assessed with 3 written exam and 3 performance grades in 9th grade. For the performance grades, participation, behavior, assignments, quizzes and portfolios will be taken into account.

Chemistry Lesson: Grade 10

Content and Objectives of the Lesson:

By following a common lesson plan that contains national curriculum and IGCSE program, topics that will be covered are; Energy in Chemical Reactions, Rate and Equilibrium, Behaviors in Metals, Air and Water, Non-metals and Some Compounds, Hydrocarbons and Polymers are aimed to work. Chemistry lesson is assessed with 3 written exam and 3 performance grades in 9th grade. For the performance grades, participation, behavior, assignments, quizzes and portfolios will be taken into account.

IB DP Chemistry

The IB Diploma Programme chemistry course combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills through the experimental approach. Students learn the chemical principles that underpin both the physical environment and biological systems through the study of quantitative chemistry, periodicity, kinetics and other subjects. The chemistry course covers the essential principles of the subject and, through selection of options, allows teachers some flexibility to tailor the course to meet the needs of their students. Throughout this challenging course, students become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. Further, students enjoy multiple opportunities for scientific study and creative inquiry within a global context.

Chemistry Lesson: Grade 11

Course Content and Objective:

Grade 11 higher level (HL) chemistry classes cover both core topics and above in regards to: “Quantitative Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Periodicity, Bonding, Kinetics, Energetics, Equilibrium, Acids and Bases.” Grade 11 standard level (SL) chemistry classes covers core level for the topic of: “Quantitative Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Periodicity, Bonding, Kinetics, Energetics, Equilibrium, Acids and Bases.” In the higher level chemistry there are 30 planned hours for the experiments and in the standard level there are 25 planned experiment hours. Grade 11 Chemistry lessons are graded with using 3 written exams and 2 oral exams. A special rubric is used for giving performance grades to students. This rubric includes student’s attendance, attitude and behavior, homework, internal assessment reports, quizzes and student’s portfolio.

Chemistry Lesson: Grade 12

Course Content and Objective:

Grade 12 higher level (HL) chemistry classes cover core topics and above in regards to: “Oxidation and Reduction, Organic Chemistry and one of the Options Topics.” Grade 12 standard levels (SL) chemistry classes covers core level for the topic of:  “Oxidation and Reduction, Organic Chemistry and one of the Options Topics”. In the higher level chemistry there are 30 planned hours for the experiments and in the standard level there are 25 planned experiment hours. Grade 12 Chemistry lessons are graded with using 3 written exams and 2 oral exams. A special rubric is used for giving performance grades to students. This rubric includes student’s attendance, attitude and behavior, homework, internal assessment reports, quizzes and student’s portfolio.