From Year 9, pupils follow the Edexcel IGCSE course in chemistry, taking the examination in the Summer Term of Year 11.

This course allows girls to develop a sound understanding of the underlying principles of the subject, as well as making the subject relevant. Practical work is carried out to support the pupils’ learning and the course provides excellent preparation for the further study of scientific subjects in the Sixth Form. There is support available to all girls in weekly chemistry clinics as well as extension opportunities.