I felt as if I did not understand anything in lesson and my predicted grade was not what I hoped to achieve.
Towards the end of AS I starting tutoring in , in the exam which Zara did not tutor me in I achieved a C!
Zara also aided me in my guiding me and helping me identify any mistakes.
Without Zara I would have NEVER have achieved the A* I did in my coursework!
Opportunities for discussions on Science and Religion are provided, and the points of view of the many Scientists who subscribe to the values of a particular religion are able to be sensitively discussed.
Chemistry stands with Physics and Biology as a discipline that teaches our pupils to look objectively and with consideration of the facts to inform judgements, reinforcing our belief in the rule of law.
The level of mathematical ability is not extreme but nonetheless a number of aspects of Chemistry involve quantitative topics for which numerical competence is essential.
Many Year 11 students elect to continue with their studies in Chemistry at A-level as the subject facilitates many career opportunities and is a highly regarded qualification by both universities and future employers. A-level Mathematics complements the Programmes of Study at both AS and A2 and whilst it is not an essential that you also be studying AS or A2 Mathematics the mathematical content of many of the topics is high and requires a high level of numerical and problem solving competence.
Over time, as more and more evidence concerning the age of the universe and evolution of species has come to light, Science has become more accepted, if not understood, by the majority.
What can Science in general, and specifically the teaching of Chemistry at Leicester Grammar School do to promote the values by which our nation rightly holds so much store?