The study of Chemistry opens up a world of possibilities and expands choices. Chemistry is the study of all materials and is vital to all life processes.

 We make the subject interesting and accessible to all, encouraging each girl to achieve her full potential.  It is a very popular subject with Sixth Form students;  for many girls it is a vital part of their preparation for careers in science, medicine and engineering. Others successfully combine the subject with the study of geography, languages, classics, english and creative arts. 

Sixth Form students participate in the International Chemistry Olympiad competition organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).  Pupils join ChemNet and participate in RSC events. The department has links with several universities, which allow girls to take part in holiday courses.