Chemistry

Staff

Mrs C.H. Goodman (Head of Department)


Mr A. Jones (Head of Science)


Mrs A.R. Lancaster


Dr R. Jennings



Facilities

The department has three dedicated chemistry laboratories, F3, F4 and F5. We also share a new laboratory, F17, with the Biology and Physics departments. A large preparation facility is also located in the department which is staff by two full-time technicians. The department is well-resourced, enabling a lot of practical work to be done. All four laboratories have IT resources to enable power points and video clips to be shown/used, as well as a traditional write-on/wipe-off roller white boards.

Curriculum

Lower School

Third Form (Year 7) pupils follow a Combined Science course. Key Stage 3 Chemistry is completed in Year 8 where pupils follow an In-House course.

GCSE

Pupils begin the GCSE course at the start of the Fourth Form (Year 9). We follow the Edexcel IGCSE specification. 

Sixth Form

We follow the OCR specification A.

Co-curricular Activities

Trips & Visits

In association with Physics and Biology, Upper Fifth (Year 11) pupils attend the Science Live Conference in Birmingham. A Level pupils attend the Chemistry in Action lectures at Wawrick University and a small number of Lower Sixth pupils attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) held in February in the USA.

Destinations

Taking Chemistry not only opens doors into Chemistry degrees, but it is a supporting A Level for Pharmacy, Biosciences and medical degrees. The same is true for those pursuing engineering courses.