Curriculum Vision and Implementation
“Through the study of Chemistry, encourage students to become independent learners who can think critically and solve problems in unfamiliar situations. Students’ interest in Chemistry will be sustained through high-quality teaching, a challenging curriculum and practical investigations”
Highest academic expectations
Students are encouraged to develop resilience & their independent learning via differentiated resources.
Succeed in their chosen pathway
Key practical, presentation & problem solving skills are developed via suitable activities designed to encourage both independent & group work.
Ambition and preparation for life beyond education
Students are encouraged to support their learning & develop critical thinking skills via wider subject based research & access to enrichment resources on Google Classroom.
Individual responsibility and respect
Students are encouraged to work in a positive atmosphere based upon mutual respect and make sensible choices about their learning. All students respect the laboratory safety rules.
Academically challenging, ambitious and stimulating curriculum
Schemes of work are develop in accordance with a curriculum map that provides opportunities for enrichment and extension. Practical work is used where appropriate to provide context for learning.
A modern education
Google Classroom has been developed to provide up to date resources at each key stage and staff regularly access online training to develop subject pedagogy.
Develop strength of character and resilience
Student tasks incorporate opportunities to collaborate, analyse & evaluate in order to challenge their thinking and develop confidence.
Extra curricular diet and personal development opportunities
The Chemistry Olympiad provides sixth form students with the opportunity to challenge & enrich learning. Students in year 7 & 8 participate in a House based science fair project.
Students are encouraged to view the key developments in chemistry in relation to topical issues such as global warming, environmental pollution, conservation of energy & resources.
Personal and professional excellence and realising potential
Students are encouraged to develop a range of key skills linked to career opportunities in the world of chemistry. Staff are encouraged to develop their knowledge via CPD.
Success and achievement
Student success is celebrated via achievement points, VISAs and half termly Headteacher awards. Students are given positive written & verbal feedback from teachers as well as praise e-mails for outstanding work.
True to subjects core content and concepts
The chemistry curriculum flight path from year 7 provides the opportunity to embed a broad subject knowledge & independent thinking. Student progress is consistently monitored via CCT/SFT.
Skills to flourish in the modern world
Practical ,social, communication, presentation, analytical & evaluative skills are consistently embedded.
Future leaders with courage and integrity
The development of critical thinkers who are able to make informed judgements & choices based upon analysis & evaluation of evidence.