Chemistry is the study of the composition, the properties and the behaviour of matter. The principles of Chemistry underpin the study of other Sciences, and to this extent, Chemistry can be seen as the heart of the scientific approach. Advances in Chemistry have contributed to the worldwide growth in technology, and a deep understanding of the subject is a prerequisite for any rounded individual.

The department’s objectives are:

  • to embed the ideas encountered in the study of Chemistry in the context of real life;
  • to ensure that pupils become confident and skilled at carrying out practical scientific work;
  • to encourage pupils to think critically about the scientific evidence available to them, including that in relation to science-related issues presented in the media;
  • to foster a long-term interest in Chemistry.