Lower School (Key Stage 3)

Lower Primary School Chemistry Online


Cambridge Online Lower School Chemistry is designed to excite, inform and skill young Chemists. It is also designed to build confidence and enjoyment of Chemistry at Key Stage 3.


Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.


Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of researching key concepts, quizzes for recapitulation and subject-related fun, completion of coursework.


Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework, grades and teacher feedback. Additionally, parents can arrange consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.

Chemistry is the study of the chemical world, what it looks like and how it works. Lower school Chemistry is informed by the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 Programmes of study. This ensures pupils have the expected knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to Upper school at any English school.

  1. The particulate nature of matter
  2. Atoms, elements and compounds
  3. Pure and impure substances
  4. Chemical reactions
  5. Energetics
  6. The Periodic Table
  7. Materials
  8. Earth and atmosphere

No specialised equipment required.

The Teacher

From Mr O’Connell:

My name is Mr O’Connell. I am a Cambridge graduate and Head of the Chemistry department at CHS. With a background in organic chemistry, I have many years of teaching experience specialising in GCSE and A-Level Chemistry. I also have experience working as a demonstrator and marker at other universities.

dr.o'connell Chemistry Cambridge Home School

How to apply

Our school is nearly always full, with very few school places!

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