Staff: Miss P Graham Mr C Turriani Mrs H Wallace Mrs K Andrews Mr S Watson
Chemistry, the study of matter and its interactions, contributes essential knowledge and understanding across all aspects of our lives. Chemistry explains the links between the particulate nature of matter and the macroscopic properties of the world. Chemistry research and development is essential for the introduction of new products. The chemical industry is a major contributor to the economy of the country. An experimental and investigative approach is used to develop knowledge and understanding of chemistry key areas.
Chemistry courses provide opportunities for learners to recognise the impact chemistry makes on developing sustainability, and its effects on the environment, on society and on the lives of themselves and others. Chemistry Courses encourage resilience, which leads to becoming a confident individual. Successful learners in chemistry think creatively, analyse and solve problems. Chemistry can produce responsible citizens through studying the impact it makes on developing sustainability, and its effect on the environment, society, and the lives of themselves and others.
Purpose and aims of our Courses:
The purpose of our Courses is to develop learners’ curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for chemistry in a range of contexts. The key skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are integrated and developed throughout our Courses. The relevance of chemistry is highlighted by the study of the applications of chemistry in everyday contexts .This will enable our learners to become scientifically literate citizens, able to review the science-based claims they will meet.
Our Courses give opportunities for learners to develop the ability to think analytically, creatively and independently, and to make evaluations. The Courses cover a variety of contexts relevant to chemistry’s impact on the environment and society through the chemistry of the Earth’s resources, the chemistry of everyday products and environmental analysis.
The key areas of atomic structure, bonding and chemical equations are integrated throughout the Course.