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Cookstown High School, Cookstown

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 pupils will develop not only knowledge and skills but also learn about the contribution Chemistry has made to society. KS3 Chemistry will lay a solid foundation for those pupils hoping to study the subject at KS4.  The aims of the department are to deliver the contents of each Key Stage by a range of innovative teaching strategies along with both investigative tasks and practical activities.

In Years 8 to 10, the following topics are covered:

·        Acids and alkalis

·        Chemical reactions

·        Solids, liquids and gases

·        Separation techniques

·        Physical and chemical change

·        Elements, compounds and mixtures

·        Periodic Table

·        Uses of materials