To aim of the Chemistry Department is to open the door on the exciting world of Chemistry to students. Through inspiring lessons and interesting experiments we hope that students will recognise the daily contact they have with this subject and the massive transformation and benefit it has made to modern lives.
WHY IS CHEMISTRY EXCITING AT CLSG?
At CLSG we endeavour to provide a fresh approach to Chemistry that makes a complicated subject accessible, interesting and relevant to student lives. Girls can explore theory in action through practical activities and gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of how products they encounter in their everyday lives actually work. Girls are encouraged to see Chemistry in all aspects of life ranging from Art Conservation, to environmental Chemistry, quality control and pharmaceutical synthesis.
The Department runs a popular weekly club and has excellent uptake at A Level.
Elements and compounds, Kinetic Theory, separating mixtures, physical and chemical changes, gases of the air, evolution of the Atmosphere, metals and mon metals; their reaction and extraction, periodic table, rates of reaction, atomic structure, writing formulae and balancing equations.
YEARS 10 and 11
Structures and bonding, crude oil, fuels and energetics, reversible reactions and equilibria, acids and alkalis, chemical calculations and analytical techniques.
Organic Chemistry, periodicity, transition metals, equilibrium constants, redox potentials, intermolecular bonding, complex calculations and titration, metal extraction, energetics and entropy, reaction kinetics, analytical techniques and spectroscopy.
GCSE - AQA until 2012 and then IGCSE
A Level - AQA
RECENT TRIPS/LEARNING ACTIVITIES
- Residential course at Nottingham University for Year 12 students
- Salters Chemistry Competition for Year 8
- Year 9 Science Lecture Day
Head of Department
Ms S Clements