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The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Chemistry

WELCOME TO chemistry

‘The chemists are a strange class of mortals, impelled by an almost maniacal impulse to seek their pleasures amongst smoke and vapour, soot and flames, poisons and poverty — yet amongst all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that I would rather die than change places with the King of Persia.’ — Becher, Physica Subterranea, 1667

Although written some time ago, these words echo the enthusiasm that the Chemistry department has for its subject today — an enthusiasm that we aim to transmit to Cooperians by providing a rich curriculum. At the same time, we hope to develop virtues of scholarship such as a love of independent thinking, problem-solving and creativity.

The Science Department at Coopers’ Company and Coborn School offers highly qualified, specialist teachers, experienced technicians and a strong emphasis on practical work and independent learning. Our teachers are supportive and approachable; they enjoy their work and are open to further learning and development. The department also has strong links with professional bodies such as Imperial College, The Society for Biology, The Royal Society , The Royal Horticultural Society, Essex Wildlife Trust, The Institute of Physics and Pearsons Edexcel.

OUR ETHOS:

OUR STUDENTS ARE:
  • successful students who can think and work independently yet are able to cooperate with
  • others and enjoy their learning experiences.
  • rounded and respectful individuals who are self-confident and able to communicate clearly.
  • dedicated students who do not fear failure.
  • citizens who consider others and work for the benefit of all.
OUR CURRICULUM AIMS TO:
  • inspire an interest in science and to foster an enquiring mind.
  • help all students develop into scientifically literate citizens who can make informed decisions.
  • prepare students to be future scientists
Science Staff
Mrs E McCall Head of Science FAculty, Head of Physics
Mr J Bain Physics Teacher
Mr J Williams Physics Teacher
Miss P Wilson Head of Chemistry
Mr A Egleton  KS3 Co-ordinator, Chemistry Teacher
Mr R Blah Chemistry Teacher
Mr A Cowburn Chemistry Teacher
Mr J Sulivan Head of Biology
Miss C Foster  Biology Teacher, Student Voice
Mr A Ciobanu Biology Teacher
Mr N Galvin Senior Technician (Physics)
Mrs C Matthew Technician (Biology)
Mrs T Howe Technician (Chemistry)
Miss A Dalton Technician (KS3)