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Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure and properties of matter and how chemical change happens.

- Dr Rorke, Head of Chemistry

 

WHAT WE DO

In Chemistry we understand the properties of individual atoms, how atoms form chemical bonds to create chemical compounds, the interactions within substances that give matter its general properties and the interaction between substances through chemical reactions to form different substances.

Lower Years Chemistry

The lower years curriculum will involve the following:

 

Year 7

Autumn
Term

Introduction to the lab

Particles & atoms

Spring
Term

Elements

Properties of matter

Summer
Term

Environmental chemistry

Practical investigations

Middle Years (Y9-11) Chemistry

The middle years curriculum will involve the following:

 

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn
Term

Atomic structure and the Periodic Table

Bonding, structure and properties

 

Quantitative chemistry

Chemical changes

 

Chemistry and the atmosphere

Equilibria

Using resources

Spring
Term

Bonding, structure and properties

Energy changes

Rates of reaction

Organic chemistry

 

 

Using resources

 

 

Summer
Term

Rates of reaction

Quantitative chemistry

Chemical analysis

 

Using resources

 

Upper Years Chemistry

The upper years curriculum will involve the following:

 

 

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn
Term

Atomic structure

Bonding

Formulae, equations & amounts

Redox 1

Equilibrium 1

 

Acid base equilibrium

Redox 2

Organic 2 (from 2019)

 

Spring
Term

Atomic structure

Bonding

Formulae, equations & amounts

Redox 1

Equilibrium 1

 

Transition metals

Organic 3

Analytical techniques 2

Organic synthesis

 

Summer
Term

Atomic structure

Bonding

Formulae, equations & amounts

Redox 1

Equilibrium 1

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