S1 Chemistry

What are things made of?

How do they change?

What are the signs of

When they rearrange?

What is a mixture?

How does it form?

What is an element?

Are they the norm?

 What is a compound?

How are they named?

And how do we write down

Just how they became? 

What is a solid?

What is a gas?

What is a liquid?

Answer! Don’t “Pass.”

What is a solvent?

What does it do?

What’s a solution?

When you haven’t a clue. 

What is an atom?

A tiny Greek sphere?

They join to make molecules

I hope that’s all clear.

Boiling and melting

And freezing of stuff.


That’s surely enough?

 But no! There’s condensing

To add to the stew.

And water in three forms?

Who ever knew? 

And then when you heat them

These things all expand!

You’d really not think

They’d get so out of hand. 

And cooling contracts them

(A bit of a “brrrrr.”)

To help to dissolve them

You can give them a stir.

 Their parts are so tiny

You haven’t a hope

Of seeing them close-up

Just how will you cope?

  The first year course in Science at Queen Anne High is intended to:-

  • develop skills for learning, life and work by participation in scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques and the accurate use of scientific language, formulae and equations.
  • recognise the impact the sciences make on lives, the environment and on society.
  • develop an understanding of the Earth’s resources and the need for responsible use of them.


During the first year course it is intended pupils will develop the skills to:-

  • ask questions or hypothesise.
  • plan and design procedures and experiments and carry them out.
  • select appropriate samples, equipment and other resources.
  • observe, collect, measure and record evidence, taking account of safety and controlling risk and hazards.
  • present, analyse and interpret data to draw conclusions.
  • review and evaluate results to identify limitations and improvements
  • present and report on findings.


In adddition we hope to develop the attributes of:-

  • being open to new ideas, linking and applying learning,
  • thinking creatively and critically.
  • developing skills of reasoning to provide explanations and evaluations supported by evidence or justifications.
  • making predictions, generalisations and deductions.
  • drawing conclusions based on reliable scientific evidence.


 For more information on the S1 Science course visit http://science.qahs.org.uk/