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Chemistry
Chemistry is part of everyone's life, from cooking to the latest computer chip technology. It doesn't have to be intimidating or hard to understand.
Ann Marie Helmenstine, PhD

The study of Chemistry allows students to understand behaviour of materials at a molecular level, thus dealing with abstract ideas which serve as explanations for chemical properties.

Several Chemistry topics are taught as part of the subject of 'Science'  for years 7 to 9.

Year 10 students follow the two year Edexcel IGCSE course at Key Stage 4 (KS4) which equips students with a good foundation of the principles of Chemistry with an option of either triple or double award science. Students are taught two lessons per week by one specialist chemistry teacher. We strive to give a practical context to all chemical learning and use modelling and examples of practical applications to make the subject relevant to students' lives and provide a link between concrete and abstract concepts.

At Key Stage 5 (KS5) we offer the AS and A2 IAL Edexcel course in which students are taught by two experienced specialist teachers for a total of five lessons in year 12 and  six lessons per week in year 13. Chemistry A Level is a popular subject and a requirement for university entry to medicine, chemical engineering, chemistry or medical sciences. The course has a strong practical emphasis and exposes our students to many opportunities for experiments using specialist laboratory equipment in dedicated Chemistry laboratories.

If you would like more information on the curriculum please request a Curriculum Guide here.

Chemistry is part of everyone's life, from cooking to the latest computer chip technology. It doesn't have to be intimidating or hard to understand.
Ann Marie Helmenstine, PhD
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