Regular practical sessions will help to develop your chemical techniques and laboratory skills, which will be invaluable for future science related careers. These practical sessions are closely linked to the theory taught in lessons as this proves an effective way of developing your grasp of the theoretical concepts covered. As well as being an important subject in its own right, Chemistry is an essential requirement for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.

Chemistry Resources

2 fully equipped laboratories with access to a third, including:

Analytical chemistry

  • a full range of titration apparatus
  • melting point machines
  • TLC plates

Synthesis of organic chemicals

  • an extensive range of Quickfit glassware to enable students to work individually developing their laboratory skills
  • reflux apparatus
  • distillation apparatus
  • reduced pressure filtration
  • separating funnels
  • rotary evaporator

All labs have two fume cupboards for use when working with hazardous chemicals. Computer workstations, all students also have access to a computer suite.

Where does this course lead?

As well as being an important subject in its own right, Chemistry is an essential requirement for medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science. In the past our students have entered university to follow many different courses – pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, analytical chemistry, pure chemistry, forensic science, biological and environmental sciences, law, engineering and business.

Course Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Chemistry or 55 in Combined Science plus grade 5 in GCSE Maths and grade 4 in English Language.

Chemistry Course Leaflet

Exam Board Course Specification

What Our Students Say

I like studying Chemistry because of its blend of theoretical and practical learning and its applications to the world around you. The department is one of the most helpful and rigorous in the college, the teachers are not afraid to push you hard to help you achieve the best results you can.

Michael Sheridan-Warburton