This is an enthusiastic department whose sole aim is to engage young students through experimental work in the discovery of the magic of Chemistry.

Understanding the world around us

Studying Chemistry you will be able to gain a fascinating insight as to how man uses the resources around him to make everything you see and touch on a daily basis and find answers to the following questions: How is all that crude oil refined to produce the fuel for Jensen Button’s F1 car? How are Chemists frantically trying to save the environment around us? How could one man achieve a Nobel Prize for saving millions from starvation and at the same time be responsible for the deaths of thousands in the Great War? And finally, can muggle boarding school pupils really find the Philosopher’s Stone and turn lead into gold?

If you wish to find out more about our IGCSE, A level and IB courses please download our course guide [PDF - 114kB].