I have finally finished updating my booklets. The page where I used to keep them got a bit messy so I’m starting a new one here. In terms of changes, I have fiddled the sequencing on a bunch of them, fixed a load of typos and added a shed-load more practice. I’ve tried especially hard to add “interleaved problems” which is really a questions sequence that ties together a lot of different topics. You can find most of these at the back of each booklet.
The booklets are also organised slightly differently as we have changed our order of teaching, and we now teach topics roughly in the same order as they appear in the AQA spec (though material is common to all boards). I’ve covered basically the whole course, there are a couple of bits and pieces which I use other resources for but almost everything is there. I’ve put some powerpoints there too. I don’t really use these much anymore, so can’t remember if they are any good but they may help.
As ever, they are free to download and I hope you find them useful. All I ask in return is that you let me know if you spot an error or something that I could do differently. If you write answers I’d appreciate those too if you are willing to share. I’m also very interested in knowing how people use them so don’t hesitate to be in touch on that either.
Please remember: these aren’t just for the students: they are for teachers too. I have tried to show how different units and topics can be broken down and sequenced logically. I’ve tried to show how you can build in techniques like retrieval and interleaving to promote better learning and if you’re interested more in that I suggest you check out #CogSciSci.
I do update them quite frequently so I wouldn’t advise downloading them all in one go, but coming back every time you need to teach something and re-downloading.
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Unit 1 Atomic structure and the periodic table
Unit 2 Bonding and structure
Unit 3 Quantitative chemistry
Unit 4 Chemical changes
Unit 5 Energy changes
Unit 6 Rate and extent
Unit 7 Organic chemistry
Unit 8 Chemical analysis
Unit 9 The atmosphere
This one is a bit different as we have actually moved it into KS3, but the material is more or less the same so should still be helpful at GCSE.
Unit 10 The Earth’s resources
Required practicals booklet