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Chemistry at Leicester High

Years studied: Years 6 – 11. At GCSE level all girls study the sciences in Year 10. In Year 11, girls either pursue a double award GCSE in Science or three individual GCSEs in the separate Sciences.

Chemistry is also available as an option at A Level.

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Subject overview

Chemistry occupies a key position in science and as a cornerstone for the environment we live in. It is vital for the understanding of biological, environmental and industrial processes. Taught with the opportunity for practical experience in mind and a sense of fun, you will develop a clear understanding of the role of chemistry in industry and society.

Our science subjects are taught in our purpose built science labs, which provide the latest equipment and facilities for the study of science.

Course content

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Relevant Practical Skills


With a qualification in chemistry you could go on to Higher Education, studying Chemistry or one of the other sciences or related subjects, or work in science-based industry such as chemical engineering, materials science or biotechnology. It is essential for the medical field, pharmacy and environmental science. Chemistry is also a well-respected subject in its own right and suitable for entry into a wide range of professions.