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What will I learn?

Pupils study science in Year 7 and Year 8. From Year 9, as with the other sciences we follow the AQA GCSE specification. This qualification is linear and learners will sit all their exams at the end of the course


Pupils will study ten topic areas:

  1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy changes
  6. The rate and extent of chemical change
  7. Organic chemistry
  8. Chemical analysis
  9. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  10. Using resources

Investigative Skills Assignment.

There is no better way to learn about science than through purposeful practical activities as part of day to day teaching and learning and therefore practical activities are embedded throughout the course and these enhance pupils’ understanding of chemical theory and practical skills.

GCSE Chemistry is excellent preparation for A level Chemistry where the opportunity to study modern instrumental techniques, organic synthesis and a range of practical skills is offered.