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KS3 Chemistry

Our KS3 curriculum introduces students to the fundamental concepts in Chemistry, building their understanding, preparing them for KS4, both theoretically and practically, whilst simultaneously opening their eyes to the wonder of science and how science is applied in everyday life. Students are taught how to think logically, analyse data and articulate their findings both verbally and on paper.

The Chemistry department uses a range of formative and summative assessment methods to monitor student progress. Each individual unit taught is assessed to allow teaching staff to offer an effective and targeted intervention and ensure all students make their expected progress at KS3.

 

KS4 Chemistry Curriculum (GCSE)

Students follow the OCR Gateway Chemistry A (9-1) J248 specification. This specification examines students on their academic and practical studies and requires them to be able to interpret the questions and apply their learning.

The specification consists of six units, taught over three years. To prepare students for these terminal exams, lessons have both theoretical and practical content requiring the students to record their results and observations, as well as evaluate the success and suggest improvements.

The Chemistry department use a range of formative and summative assessment methods to monitor student progress. Each individual unit taught is assessed to allow teaching staff to offer an effective and targeted intervention and ensure all students make their expected progress at GCSE.