Department Overview

Chemistry is a fun subject at one level, and, a highly academic subject at another level. The philosophy at Shebbear is to engage all students with the subject at the “fun” level, and, connect with as many as possible at the more serious academic level.

Certainly, Chemistry is an extremely popular subject at Shebbear College. Moreover, the GCSE and A-level examination results over recent years have been outstandingly good.

Chemistry at GCSE

Our 4th and 5th Form Curriculum Guide gives full details of all GCSE subjects – please download this document from the Senior Curriculum page.

Chemistry at AS and A Level

Full details of AS and A Level subjects can be found on our 6th Form Subjects page.

Career Opportunities

Traditionally, Chemistry has been seen as a vital entry qualification for university courses in the fields of engineering, life sciences, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, etc.,

Nowadays, an ‘A’ level in Chemistry is in demand in many areas where a trained numerate mind is required, e.g. business and law.  Indeed, all good universities now accept Chemistry as a general ‘A’ level entry qualification for a wide range of degree courses, including subjects such as English and Psychology.

Shebbear College is an independent UK school, a co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, located in rural North Devon.