Department Information


Members of the Department

Miss A Doherty (Head of Department)
Mr J Geddis
Mr O Murray
Mrs M Glynn


Learning about chemistry is both stimulating and fun. Not only does it help us make sense of the world around us, but chemistry also touches upon the main social, ethical and cultural issues affecting our lives today.

We all experience chemical reactions daily: whether it is breathing, baking a cake or driving a car. Studying chemistry helps explain these and many other interactions, enabling us to analyse all the associated elements and the compounds they form.

Given its close links with physics, biology and maths, chemistry also provides a wide-reaching base of scientific knowledge and brings with it great career opportunities in science, industry and commerce.

Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

Double Award Science and GCSE Chemisty CCEA

Double Award Science and Chemistry students sit a modular exam at the end of Year 11and a terminal exam at the end of Year 12

Key Stage 5 (GCE)

Examining Board CCEA

Career Opportunities

A’ level Chemistry is needed for University courses such as Medicine, Pharmacy and most degree courses in Biology.

Jobs directly related to chemistry include: Analytical chemistChemical engineerClinical biochemistForensic scientistPharmacologistResearch scientist (physical sciences)Science writerToxicologist

Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Chartered certified accountantEnvironmental consultantPatent attorneySecondary school teacher