CHEMISTRY IS PART of the core curriculum and is taught as a separate subject from Year 9 onwards. It is an especially popular subject with consistently high numbers of students opting to study it at AS and A2. Many of these students go on to study chemistry related courses at university—the most popular being medicine.

Our Staff

Miss Rose (Head of Department)
Mrs Banks
Mr Brown
Mr Ironside
Ms Mohanathas
Mr Schofield
Dr Welby


Support sessions for KS4 and KS5 Chemistry are run weekly throughout the year. The Chemistry department provides weekly Chemistry Clinic support sessions during lunchtimes with additional revision sessions run before examinations.

Enrichment sessions are offered to keen/able chemists with the opportunity to compete in the Chemistry Olympiad aimed at Year 13 students.

The Chemistry department also enters students into a number of competitions run by the Royal Society of Chemistry, including the Schools Analyst Competition (aimed at Year 12) and the Chemistry Challenge (aimed at Year 10). The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is entered by Lower Sixth students during June after their AS exams. Weekly sessions are run from February onwards.

Further links

Suggested reading list for those interested in a chemistry related degree course:

The Beginner's Guide to Engineering: Chemical Engineering by John T Stimus
Why chemical reactions happen (chapters 1-4) by James Keeler and Peter Wothers
The Double Helix by James Watson Around the World in 18 Elements by David Scott
Molecules at an Exhibition by John Emsley

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  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 7536970). Registered office: Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW
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