Our aim is to encourage girls to become independent learners through consideration of the results they obtain from practical activities and to ensure they have all the skills, both practical and theoretical, to ensure a smooth progression from L4 to A Level. Experiments are enjoyable and spark the students’ interest in this subject.
The Chemistry department at Queen Anne’s are always excelling themselves and the recent results help to emphasise this. Nationally, 42.3% of GCSE chemistry grades were either A* or A, but Queen Anne’s chemists achieved an outstanding A*- A grades. Again at A Level, our chemists excelled achieving 43% A* – A grades in comparison to the national average of 23.5%. This also includes A Level student Jessica who won the OCR prize for the Best Individual Investigation in the country.
How did we achieve this?
We support and empower all our girls ensuring that they are stretched and challenged. They are encouraged to adopt a ‘can do’ approach and to aim for the best grade possible.
The department is always a happy and upbeat place full of fun and laughter which helps staff to be enthused during their lessons and is reflected in the girls’ attitude to the subject. Our team of support technicians are also an essential part of our success.