chemistry

chemistry

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.

COURSE CONTENT

YEARS 7-9

Elements and compounds, Kinetic Theory, separating mixtures, physical and chemical changes, gases of the air, evolution of the Atmosphere, metals and non 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 electrolysis.

SIXTH FORM

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.

EXAM BOARDS

GCSE - IGCSE (Edexcel)

A Level - AQA

RECENT TRIPS/LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  • Year 12 Lecture at the Institute of Education
  • Salters Chemistry Competition for Year 8
  • Year 9 Science Lecture Day

“Chemistry is a challenging subject but that is what makes it so enjoyable. There is a real satisfaction in finally grasping a difficult concept and then realising how applicable that knowledge is to everyday life” Year 13 Student

"Chemistry is a tough but very rewarding A Level subject. It is logical and structures and helps you make sense and explain many of the events that happen around you every day in the real world" Hana

Head of Department

Mr A Stylianou