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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!

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St Joseph's Rugby Festival

Blundell's at St Joseph's Rugby Festival!

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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CCF Royal Marines Summer Camp

Blundell's Royal Marine Cadets attended a summer camp with cadets from schools and units of the CCF RM, the Sea Cadets Corps and the Volunteer Cadet Corps from as far afield as Scotland and London, and, as close as Plymouth.

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Blundell's Rugby stars feature in the Exeter Chiefs Academy

Congratulations to Jamie and Jack on their Rugby success this summer.

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Summer sparkles for Blundell's cricket stars!

Playing on the front foot, Blundell's stars have a summer of cricket success.

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