Chemistry tutorials take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm in the department.
Year 7 Chemistry
The Year 7 scheme of work loosely follows the National Curriculum Key Stage 3 programme of study. After beginning with an introduction to laboratory work, the subject focuses on learning through practical activities. Topics covered include ‘Physical and Chemical Changes’, ‘Elements, Mixtures and Compounds’, and ‘Acids and Bases’. The course is taught only by subject specialists and is accompanied by a full set of course notes. Pupils have one double lesson per week and are given written prep each week for which they receive feedback the following lesson. End of topic tests take place during the term and there are examinations at the end of the Michaelmas and Trinity terms. Pupils are not set by ability in Year 7.