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Chemistry

Chemistry is involved in everything we do – from cooking our food, to cleaning our teeth, to launching a rocket into space.

At Blundell’s, we keep the teaching of Chemistry relative and, wherever possible, link it to real life situations. We want our pupils to understand the world around us and to be inspired to solve the unsolved.

We challenge pupils to push the boundaries of the syllabus and encourage a proactive approach to learning. We have a ‘can do’ attitude in our delivery and consider it vital for pupils to carry out experiments rather than simply watch them in online videos. Our schemes of work are focused around practical opportunity at every level of study. We believe pupils learn best with a hands-on approach – an ethos which is reinforced by our consistently high exam results.

Our department is well-resourced with chemicals, equipment and exam practice material, and we pride ourselves on giving pupils every chance to maximise their potential in the exam hall. We also have good relationships with Russell Group universities, who provide workshops and national competitions in which we have had great success. Most importantly, the Chemistry department is a welcoming and happy place, where pupils feel able to question their understanding and receive a positive response. There is a reason for our popularity!

Latest News

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Devizes to Westminster 2022

This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

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Brilliant Blundellians

We have had a great deal of success in our Sciences this term, with many pupils achieving high in a number of national challenges.

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Two pupils awarded the Blundell’s White Blazer

White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.

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Blundell's fundraising activities

All four of our school charities provide us with excellent examples of what it means to care for others in practical ways and we are privileged to partner with them and learn from them.

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Blundell's in Space Spring Concert

Wednesday 16 Feb saw the extraordinary Blundell’s in Space Concert.

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Pupil Profile: Molly

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at Cambridge University to study Law.

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The Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy

Congratulations to Dan, Ben and Will who have been selected for the Exeter Chiefs DPP U18 Academy Programme. It's great to see our strong connections with Exeter Chiefs continue.

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Pupil Profile: Kabir

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at USA Ivy League University Dartmouth College

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Exeter Cathedral Carol Service

The carol service in Exeter Cathedral is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and this year certainly did not disappoint.

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