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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

In chemistry a practical based curriculum is taught to coordinate with and complement the work undertaken by the other two departments that make up the Science Faculty. Three dedicated chemists, supported by a highly qualified technician, teach all students from Year 8 to Year 11; a large number of students continue to study chemistry at A level.

Students in Years 8 and 9 follow a programme of study based on the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 closely linked to a recently published AQA science syllabus aiming to develop pupils’ scientific knowledge in tandem with a range of enquiry skills.  At Key Stage 4 students study for  AQA GCSE chemistry,  from September 2016 a linear course will be followed with  all examinations taken at the end of Year 11.

At Key Stage 5 OCR Chemistry B (Salters) is the course studied for A Level. In this course there are explicit links made between chemical ideas and how chemistry is used in a range of contexts, from atmospheric and environmental chemistry to the structure and function of proteins and DNA.chemistry department teaches a practical based curriculum to coordinate with and complement the work undertaken by the other two departments that make up the Science Faculty. Three dedicated chemists, supported by a highly qualified technician, teach all students from Year 8 to Year 11; a large number of students continue to study chemistry at A level.