Chemistry is the science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions.
Chemistry is often referred to as the central science which links both Biology and Physics. The study of Chemistry focuses on the nature of substances and how they react together and the subject is taught using a wide range of resources and teaching strategies to engage students in an investigative approach to learning.
Through the study of Chemistry students will use and develop key skills in communication, application of number, ICT, decision making, team working, and problem solving. Thinking skills are developed through engagement in the processes of scientific enquiry. All students study Chemistry from Year 7 and begin GCSE study at the beginning of Year 9. Students are placed in sets in Year 9 according to their ability. Most students are entered for the AQA GCSE qualification in Chemistry at the end of Year 11 and demand for Chemistry in the Sixth Form is very high. Currently we have five groups following the AQA Chemistry specification to AS Level and four groups to A2 Level.