Studying Chemistry prepares students for the outside world by developing reasoning, analytical and practical skills. We introduce the elements, the building blocks of life, and give them the tools to describe and explain how they fit into their everyday world. 

The chemistry course at both GCSE and A Level is designed with practical skills at the heart of the subject. As a department, we strive to nurture a curiosity of the world and what it is made of. Our students build confidence in their ability to answer questions through thought and application to practical investigation. During KS3 our students are exposed to the world of science and are encouraged to plan investigations using simple scaffolds and ideas. This gives us a foundation to build on as we move from KS3 to KS4 where ideas become more specialised. At KS4 students are encouraged to extend their knowledge and curiosity through their GCSE's and into A Level.

KS3-4 Pathways (Southfield) AQA GCSE Chemistry and AQA GCSE Combined Science
KS4-5 Pathways (Southfield) AQA A Level Chemistry
KS5- Higher & Further Education
BSc. Chemistry, BSc. Biochemistry, BSc. Pharmacology, BA. Mathmatics
Careers  Research Chemist, Pharmacology, Chemical Engineer, Medicine, Nursing, Toxicology, Environmental Scientist, Patent Attorney, Science Writer, 
KS4 Specification links
KS5 Specification links