Chemistry is the branch of physical science that is concerned with the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems. It is often referred to as the central science as it forms a bridge between other subjects, including Biology, Physics and Geology.

You will study Chemistry in all year groups from years 7 to 11. This will involve carrying out experimental work, learning from your observations and developing a theoretical understanding. There is a large uptake of the subject in the sixth form with either three or four classes in a year group. In addition there is a programme of extra-curricular activities.

The Chemistry department is staffed by a team of subject specialists and housed in four designated laboratories in the main building with associated preparation rooms.