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Announcements  

Mon 18 – Wed 20 Dec
- Year 13 Work Experience

Mon 18 Dec
- Carol Service

Wed 20 Dec (12.20 pm finish)
- Last day of Christmas Term

Thur 21 Dec – Tue 2 Jan (inc)
- Christmas Holidays

Wed 3 Jan
- School Development Day
(no pupils to attend)
 Chemistry
   

Staff

 

Heads of Department:

(Temporary)
Dr K. Gibson, BSc PGCE CSciTeach
Mrs C. Macpherson BSc PGCE

 

Teaching Staff:
Miss E Montgomery, BSc BDS PGCE

Dr J L Gaston, DPhil PGCE
Mr D. Bingham, BSc PGCE
Mr S. Drennan, BSc PGCE

 

Technician:

Mr G Cooke

 

 

Curriculum

 

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 a range of strategies is used to help pupils learn about scientific processes and challenge their current thinking in order to build new models and understanding. Topics covered include Becoming a Scientist, Kinetic Theory, Elements and Compounds, Acids and alkalis, Air and The Reactivity Series.

 

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 pupils follow either the CCEA Double Award or GCSE Chemistry specification. Pupils are encouraged to build on their previous learning, applying their knowledge to real life situations and further develop their practical skills.

 

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 the AQA AS and A2 courses further encourage pupils to become competent and interested Chemists who will be numerate, practical, and analytical, with good problem solving skills.

 

Facilities and Resources

 

The Chemistry Department is fortunate to have a prep room and 3 fully equipped laboratories, each with their own interactive whiteboard.

Useful links

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/chemistry/

www.rsc.org/education/

www.ccea.org.uk/chemistry/

www.ccea.org.uk/general_science/

web.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/science/chemistry-overview.php