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Chemistry

Year 7 Chemistry

We consider Science to be a fundamentally essential subject in the understanding of the world around us. Science teaches us about ourselves and the world we live in including what we need to protect and preserve not only our life but the life of all organisms living on planet Earth.  Lessons are taught with a practical bias looking at finding out why things happen, allowing the boys to discover for themselves but then backing this up with the theory to gain a complete understanding of each of the topic areas covered.

Facilities

We have a bespoke laboratory for each of the science disciplines. Our lessons are practically based with specialist teachers of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Autumn Term

Matter:

The particle model
States of matter
Melting and freezing
Boiling
Diffusion
Gas pressure
Solutions
Solubility 
Filtration 
Evaporation and distillation
Chromatography

Spring Term

Reactions:

Acids and alkalis
Indicators and pH
Acid strength
Neutralisation 
Making salts
Metals and non-metals
Metals and oxygen
Metals and water
Displacement reactions

Summer Term

Earth:

Structure of the Earth
Sedimentary rocks
Igneous and metamorphic
The rock cycle
Ceramics
The night sky
Solar system
The Earth
The Moon and beyond