Subject Overview

Knowledge of chemicals and chemical processes provides insight into a variety of physical and biological phenomena and provides an excellent basis for understanding the physical universe we live in. Chemistry is a fascinating field of study, playing a role in everyone’s lives and touching almost every aspect of our existence in some way. 

Often referred to as the central science, Chemistry joins together Physics and Mathematics, Biology and Medicine, and the Earth and Environmental sciences. Students studying Chemistry at Stonyhurst achieve excellent examination results, in 2018, 75% achieved A*-B at A-Level, the average IB point score was 5.8 and 89% achieved 7-9 at GCSE. 

They also benefit from a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities including Chemical Societies for those wanting to extend their skills and knowledge of practical chemistry and competitions such as the Chemistry Olympiad and C3L6.