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Chemistry is one of the most exciting fields of modern science. Our KS3 science course inspries children with the most interesting parts of the chemistry syllabus and best prepares them for IGCSE chemistry as their next step. It is quite difficult to do chemistry experiments at home, so our KS3 course, like the IGCSE focuses on the theoretical side of chemistry. In order to give context to some concepts I do share youtube videos of experiments for the students to watch. That being said we do have a couple of easy and safe experiments that can be conducted at home, for example investigating how salt changes the boiling point of water, so the students gain some experience of experimental chemistry.

Lesson time: Wednesdays 9am.

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Who is the course for?

Any children aged 10-14 with a passion for science. Any children who aren’t quite ready to embark on a chemistry iGCSE course and want to build a stronger foundation of chemistry knowledge

You can sign up here but please note the membership only covers 1 child so if you need to add more than 1 child to the course please contact us.

Learning Path

We start off our chemistry course learning about what atoms are made of and how each part of an atom works. We look through the periodic table, learning what the numbers and symbols mean and the patterns that emerge in different elements. We then extend this knowledge to the formation of ions and how ions go on to form compounds. 

12 lessons.

In the second term we learn about covalent bonding and how it differs from ionic bonding. We also investigate how substances that are mixtures are different from substances that are chemically bonded. We then apply this knowledge to the states of matter, solids, liquids and gases. We discuss the chemical differences between these and on an atomic level, how a substance changes state from one to the other.

12 lessons

In the third term we apply all the knowledge learned so far to investigate what determines the melting point and boiling point of a substance. We also discuss how impurities affect these properties, as well as taking a brief look at alloys, the reactivity series and the extraction of iron and aluminium from their ores.

11 lessons

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