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Chemistry

Studying chemistry at Haileybury offers numerous advantages that make it an excellent choice for pupils passionate about the subject.

Outstanding academic excellence

  • High-quality teaching – Haileybury’s Chemistry department boasts highly qualified and experienced teachers dedicated to pupils’ success.
  • Strong academic performance – pupils consistently achieve excellent results in both A level and IB Chemistry, reflecting the quality of instruction and support.

Comprehensive curriculum

  • Depth and breadth – the chemistry curriculum at Haileybury is designed to cover a wide range of in-depth topics, preparing pupils thoroughly for higher education and careers in science.
  • Practical skills – emphasis on laboratory work and practical skills ensures that pupils gain hands-on experience, which is essential for understanding the real-world applications of chemistry.

State-of-the-art facilities

  • Modern laboratories – Haileybury is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and
    equipment, providing pupils with the resources they need to conduct experiments and research at a high level.
  • Access to technology – cutting-edge technology and resources are available to enhance learning and experimentation.

Individualized support and guidance

  • Personalised learning – small class sizes and personalised attention allow teachers to cater to individual learning needs and styles, ensuring that all pupils can achieve their full potential.
  • Mentoring and support – pupils receive continuous mentoring and support from their teachers, helping them to navigate the challenges of studying chemistry.

Enrichment opportunities

  • Chemistry Society – Haileybury’s active Chemistry Society provides a platform for pupils to engage with peers, discuss topics of interest, and participate in various chemistry-related activities.
  • RSC Chemistry Olympiad – participation in the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Chemistry Olympiad challenges pupils to apply their knowledge and skills in competitive scenarios, fostering both academic and personal growth.

Comprehensive educational pathway

In Lower School, chemistry is introduced as part of the broader science curriculum, laying a solid foundation for future studies.

In Main School (GCSE), pupils further develop their chemistry knowledge and skills,
preparing them for advanced study.

In Sixth Form, Haileybury offers both A level and IB Chemistry, providing pupils with rigorous academic preparation tailored to their future educational and career aspirations.