Why study Chemistry?

Do you enjoy working in the laboratory? Do chemical symbols make sense to you? If you know your H2O from your H2SO4 then you could study Chemistry.

Topics of study at A-Level

Organic Chemistry - groups covered include alkanes, alkenes, alcohols and carboxylic acids. 

Inorganic Chemistry - this covers atomic structure, bonding, and trends in the periodic table. 

Physical Chemistry - energy changes and rates of reaction.

I really enjoy seeing the theoretical side of Chemistry come to life in the practicals we do.
Annabel, Sixth Form Chemistry Student

Opportunities beyond the classroom

To organise and run Junior Chemistry Club, Science Society, Biomedical Society, National Science & Engineering Week.

What the subject might lead to

Chemistry A-Level is a requirement for many university courses. Our past A-Level chemists have gone on to read Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering at the top institutions in the country. Other recent HCS chemists are now studying Economics, Business, English, Sports Science, Classics, Maths and more.


Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

Minimum 6 in GCSE Combined Science or GCSE Chemistry. Grade 6 in Maths is also recommended.