Starting in 2020, the Government of Uganda through the National Curriculum Development Centre launched the new competency based curriculum. The competency based curriculum replaces the old curriculum and is aimed at producing learners with the necessary competencies required in 21st century work and life. You can read more on why we need this curriculum in and how it is delivered here.
Chemistry is one of the compulsory subjects learners will do throughout their 4 years of lower secondary school. While Chemistry like all other subjects has always been learnt within the limits of the 4 walls in the previous curriculum, Senior1.org gives you a rich online experience where you can learn at your pace and convenience if you register here.
Senior1.org believes that every learner should be exposed to as many options as possible and that’s why lessons can be accessed online via YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even TikTok. In the video below, Mr. Mugumya Oswald rounds up what is contained in the senior 1 Chemistry syllabus, how lessons will be handled, what is expected of learners and how assessment will be done.
List of Topics in the New Senior 1 Chemistry Syllabus
CHAPTER 1: CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF CHEMISTRY?
WHY WE STUDY CHEMISTRY AND HOW IT OVERLAPS WITH OTHER SUBJECTS
THE IMPORTANCE OF CHEMISTRY ITS RELATIONSHIP TO RELEVANT CAREERS
CONTRIBUTION OF CHEMISTRY TO THE ECONOMY OF UGANDAN
CHAPTER 2: EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY
LABORATORY RULES, REGULATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC METHODS
SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURE AND EXPERIMENT
CHAPTER 3: STATES AND CHANGES OF STATES OF MATTER
WHAT IS MATTER?
WHAT ARE THE PROPERTIES OF DIFFERENT STATES OF MATTER?
INVESTIGATING PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS, LIQUIDS AND GAS
THE KINETIC THEORY OF MATTER
CHANGES OF STATE BY HEAT GAIN OR HEAT LOSS
ENERGY CHANGES DURING HEATING AND COOLING
COOLING EFFECT OF EVAPORATION
CHAPTER 4: USING MATERIALS
THE STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS THAT SHATTER EASILY
THE STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS THAT DO NOT BREAK EASILY
CHAPTER 5: TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT CHANGES TO MATERIALS
TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT CHANGES
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TEMPORARY (PHYSICAL) AND PERMANENT (CHEMICAL) CHANGES
CLASSIFYING CHANGES AS PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL
CHAPTER 6: MIXTURES, ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS
CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING PURITY
ELEMENTS, COMPOUNDS AND MIXTURES
CHAPTER 7: AIR
AIR AS A MIXTURE OF GASES
SEPARATING COMPONENTS OF AIR
CHAPTER 8: WATER
OCCURRENCE OF WATER AND ITS PROPERTIES
WATER AND SEWAGE TREATMENT
CHAPTER 9: ROCKS AND MINERALS
IDENTIFYING ROCKS AND MINERALS
FORMATION OF ROCKS
SENIOR1.org is Uganda’s number one online eLearning platform dedicated to the senior1 learner under the new Competency Based Curriculum. We are a team of passionate digitally competent teachers providing learners with knowledge and skills that will make them excel at work and life in the 21st century.
Senior1.org provides unique online classes virtually to lower secondary school learners under the new competency based curriculum. At senior1.org, all subjects in the new curriculum are taught by teachers experienced in delivering lessons using digital tools and have undergone training in implementing this new syllabus. All lessons at senior1.org are delivered using a range of tools including this website, YouTube, Zoom and Google Classroom.