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Chemistry is an experimental science, studying the principles and structures that are the foundation of life around us and the systems that make up our environment.
On the course students will come to realise that Chemistry underpins many other disciplines such as biological science or medicine and they will develop a sound grounding in both theory and practical work. Topics are wide ranging and engrossing, from atomic structure and bonding to organic chemistry and thermochemistry.
DP Chemistry students come to understand this and interrogate how scientists work and communicate, including the scientific method and experimental work so central to the sciences. Students on their course will design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyse results and evaluate their findings, working effectively with peers to do so.
As with other DP science courses the theme of the nature of science is fundamental. The aims of the DP Chemistry course include enabling students to appreciate scientific study and creativity within a global context, whilst acquiring and using a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterise science and technology. The value of effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities is emphasised alongside experimental and investigative scientific skills. Equally, wider considerations such as the ethics of scientific study, the role of science globally, its interplay with other subject disciplines and its limitations are of great import on the DP Chemistry course.
Students also undertake the group 4 project – a collaborative cross discipline project where students examine the environmental, social and ethical implications of science and technology.
The course is made up of both externally assessed examinations and an internally assessed portfolio. King’s InterHigh will support with guidance around where external exams may be sat. These exams are sat at the end of the two year programme.
Learning IB Chemistry online allows students to enjoy:
We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.