The aim is to provide, through well designed studies of experimental and investigative science, a worthwhile educational experience for all pupils, irrespective of their abilities. In particular, pupils’ studies should enable them to acquire a systematic body of knowledge in chemistry and develop an understanding of concepts, principals and applications of science so that they may:
- Become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take or develop an informed interest in matters relating to science;
- Recognise the usefulness and limitations of scientific method and appreciate it’s applicability in other disciplines and in everyday life;
- Be suitably prepared and encouraged to embark upon science dependent vocational courses and studies beyond compulsory school leaving age;
To develop abilities and skills that:
- Are relevant to the study and practice of chemistry
- Are useful in everyday life;
- Encourage safe practice;
- Curiosity, interest and enjoyment in science and it’s methods of enquiry;
- Interest in, and care for, the environment.
To promote awareness that:
- The study and practice of sciences are cooperative and cumulative activities subject to social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural influences and limitations;
- The applications of chemistry may be beneficial and detrimental to the individual, the community and the environment;
- The concepts of chemistry are constantly developing.
Chemistry is delivered in three key stages at Rougemont: KS3, KS4 and KS5.