Chemistry

S4-S5  Chemistry 

Description

In 2006 the European Council and European Parliament adopted a European Framework for Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. It identifies eight key competences which all individuals need for personal fulfilment and development, for active citizenship, for social inclusion and for employment: among them, related to chemistry, are the mathematical competence and the competence in science, technology and engineering.

The European Schools’ syllabi seek to develop all key competences in the pupils.

Course principles

The didactical principles of the European Schools are formulated in the teaching standards of the European Schools (ref: 2012-09-D-11-en-4). For delivery the teaching standards state that the teacher:

  • Uses teaching skills and creativity to inspire and motivate pupils
  • Delivers well-structured lessons
  • Makes an effective use of teaching time
  • Employs a variety of teaching and learning methods, including technology, appropriate to the content
  • Motivates pupils to be actively involved in their own learning
  • Demonstrates good subject and curriculum knowledge including their national and European dimensions

The eight competences for chemistry are knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, experimental work, digital competences, communication and team work. To teach the competences for chemistry according to the teaching standards of the European Schools an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning is strongly recommended in S4-S5. The learning objectives cannot be achieved without a large focus on practical work.

Course objectives

With learning in school, content is used to give the pupils competences to be prepared for society and work. Learning objectives for student performance therefore arise out of three dimensions: the European Framework for Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, the academic competences and the Cross-cutting concepts (Interdisciplinary Connections).

The European Framework for Key Competences for Lifelong Learning (see below)

The academic competences:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Comprehension
  3. Application
  4. Analysis
  5. Experimental work
  6. Digital and Information Competences
  7. Communication
  8. Teamwork

Cross-cutting concepts:

  1. Patterns
  2. Cause and effect Events
  3. Scale, proportion and quantity
  4. Systems and system models
  5. Energy and matter
  6. Structure and function
  7. Stability and change

S4 Content 

  • S4.1 Fundamental concepts and skills 25%
  • S4.2 Reactivity 10%
  • S4.3 Petroleum, plastic and pollution 15%

S5 Content  

  • S5.1 Electrochemistry 12½%
  • S5.2 Quantitative approach of a reaction 12½%
  • S5.3 Food and chemistry 12½%
  • S5.4 Acids and alkalis 12½%

List of teachers of chemistry and year

Teacher              Section/Class(es)
PINDSTRUP.REGIN DA S4-S5
OLIVER.DAHLEY DE S4
BRUNO.MANARA DE S5
FATIMA.AHMED-VERITER EN S4-S5
GEMA.TRIVES ES S4-S5
FERDINANDO.BUZZO FR S4-S5
ISABELLE.DE-CONINCK FR S4-S5
BRIGITTE.WAUTELET FR S4-S5
BERTA.NAGYNE-HERMANN HU S4
KRISZTINA.KRAUSZ HU S5
JANOS.PAPAI HU S5
GIULIANO.CATTANEO IT S5
MARIO.SILLETTA IT S4
ANNA.SCHOLL-ALEKSANDROWICZ PL S4-S5

 

Links to official programs and descriptors

 Course title/descriptors-document number Document Link
S4 Chemistry Syllabus

2019-01-D-46-en-2

 https://www.eursc.eu/Syllabuses/2019-01-D-46-en-2.pdf
 S5 Chemistry Syllabus

2004-D-72-en-4

 https://www.eursc.eu/Syllabuses/2004-D-72-en-4.pdf
Attainment descriptors – Biology (4P) – Chemistry – Physics – S6-S7

 

2017-09-D-52-en-2

https://www.eursc.eu/Syllabuses/2017-09-D-52-en-2_chem.pdf

Here is the Central Office link:

https://www.eursc.eu/fr/European-Schools/studies/syllabuses

 

Chemistry in S6-S7 – to follow