Chemistry is the study is matter, its properties and its interactions with the things around it. From the molecules from which we are made to the materials in our mobile phones, Chemistry is an integral part of everyday life. Students explore both the theory and applications of Chemistry throughout Years 7 to 11.
We firmly believe that Chemistry is not simply something that is ‘learned’, it is also something that is ‘done’. Practical work is consistently used to illustrate concepts and develop students’ ability to analyse and interrogate data. Teachers encourage students to ask questions and to challenge current theories. Students can discover and pursue interests in Chemistry through various research-based projects across Years 7 to 11. Uptake at A Level is strong and many students go on to study Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related subject at university.
The Chemistry Department provides a supportive and nurturing environment in which students can learn about the important role of Chemistry in the modern world and explore the increasing contribution which Chemistry makes to human advancement.
We are committed to developing our practice as educators and to this end we are a Royal Society of Chemistry Learn Partner.