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Chemistry is fundamental to our world. It plays a role in everyone's lives and touches almost every aspect of our existence in some way, from healthcare to the clothes we wear. We aim to make the experience of studying Chemistry exciting, interactive and engaging and, as we develop the understanding of Chemistry within our students, we revel in uncovering the magic and mystery of the subject. 

The subject is one that develops and combines a range of skills, both academic and practical. Our modern laboratories offer the perfect platform for us to create courses that offer many opportunities for practical work. Our specialist teachers work in partnership with students and parents, to provide the basis for our students to achieve the highest results. In class, we aim to provide the scaffolding necessary to enable all pupils to fully engage and excel in the subject. Furthermore, we offer exceptional support and opportunities for independence and extension, through our highly developed virtual platform. We ensure our GCSE students have various opportunities to lead and develop their skills as ambassadors of the subject: through our external liaison programme and the extra-curricular provision we offer in chemistry and science.   

In the Lower School, pupils follow our own Science programme, which includes all three pure Sciences weaved into one coherent course. 

Due to the confidence students develop during their GCSE studies, and the success they have in their examinations, A-level Chemistry is an extremely popular choice. We seek to develop the course in an enjoyable and rigorous manner, in a similar manner to our GCSE course. Our examination results are excellent, and many of our students continue to study chemistry, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, together with other affiliated disciplines at Russell Group universities. During the A-level course, students are given the opportunity to extend themselves further through challenges such as the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.    

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