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"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious”

Stephen Hawking

Subject Overview

Chemistry helps students to develop a curiosity about the natural world, giving an insight into how science works and an appreciation of its relevance to their everyday lives. The way scientific ideas flow through their curriculum journey will support students to build a deeper understanding of chemistry. Our curriculum encourages the development of knowledge and understanding in chemistry through opportunities for working scientifically.

Course Content

Chemistry Years 7 - 9

Year 7

The Earth
Particle Model
Atoms, Elements & Compounds 1
Pure & Impure Substances

Year 8

The Periodic Table 1
Chemical Changes 1
Earth’s Resources
Chemical Changes 2

Year 9

Atoms, Elements & Compounds 2
Maths Skills & Science Skills
Periodic Table 2
Metals & Uses
Crude Oil

Chemistry Years 10 and 11

Year 10

Bonding & Properties of Bonding
Reactions of acids
Energy Changes
Using Resources

Year 11

Quantitative Chemistry
Rates of Reaction
Chemical Analysis
Organic Chemistry
Using Materials