“ Chemistry is studied in three main branches: Physical, Organic and Inorganic.”
The IB Diploma course contains 11 topics studied at Standard Level, with all of these extended at Additional Higher Level. These topics cover all three branches of Chemistry. In addition, you will study 1 option at either level. It is likely that we will teach the Medicines option from the 4 possible options to choose from. Though extremely motivated students may choose to self study a different option. The course is assessed by 3 papers at the end of the second year plus an Individual Investigation worth 20% of the final mark. In addition to the examined content you are required to complete a number of hours of practical work.
Chemistry is a subject of global impact. It has a profound effect on our planet, is involved at some level in almost every aspect of everyday life and plays a vital role in a technological society.
The IB Group 4 courses aim, among other things, to provide you with opportunities for scientific study and creativity within a global context that will stimulate and challenge you. This will enable you to apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterise modern science and technology. In addition to learning concepts, developing manipulative skills and powers of analysis, you will become aware of the worldwide moral, social, environmental and economic implications of the developments of science. In this way you will be equipped for further study, or to be scientifically literate, responsible global citizens.
There are many opportunities to get involved in additional activities. Why not come along to the Sixth Form Science Society, help out with the KS3 Science Club, or offer to Mentor a younger student in their studies (which can count towards CAS hours). For the potential medics and vets, we run a regular Medical Society for you to meet, discuss experiences and debate current topics with fellow students aiming for similar courses.