Chemistry is a hugely popular subject at Hampton. Pupils study Chemistry as a separate science from the start of the First Year, with all boys taking GCSE Chemistry in Fifth Year and a significant proportion of boys electing to continue with Chemistry into the Sixth Form.
In 2021, 15 Hamptonians left to study Chemistry-related degrees at university including four pupils who chose to read Chemistry at Oxford University.
The Department consists of four laboratory technicians and twelve teachers, all of whom convey their passion for this wonderful subject through intellectually stimulating and engaging courses.
Our young chemists excel in many areas: in GCSE examinations almost 100% of pupils achieved a grade 9-7 in 2021, with 130 pupils scoring the top grade 9. The boys regularly receive Gold and Silver certificates in national competitions such as the Chemistry Olympiad and the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.
Aims of Chemistry Department
- To stimulate curiosity and enjoyment in Chemistry
- To provide a supportive learning environment which will enable all Chemistry pupils to achieve examination results of which they can be proud, and allow them to proceed to the next stage of their education
- To convey the wonder of Chemistry and its intrinsic importance to the world we live in
Chemistry Department Facilities
Hampton pupils enjoy the benefits of eleven fully equipped, specialist laboratories and a dedicated Sixth Form seminar room. Practical work is at the forefront of everything we do in the department and we aim to maximise the boys’ practical experience.