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Chance favours the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur

Our aim at Oakham is to show our pupils how Chemistry forms the basis of everything we need to survive and inspire in them a sense of wonder and delight in this vibrant and exciting subject.

Chemistry at Oakham is very popular, thanks to our team of specialist teachers and science technicians. Practical work is integral to everything we do and pupils benefit greatly from the magnificent facilities we enjoy in the Mehra Faculty of Science.

In the Lower School (Years 6–8), pupils follow Oakham’s own Junior Science Programme, which includes all three pure Sciences weaved into one coherent course, delivered by a team of dedicated teaching staff and technicians.

In Forms 3–5 (Years 9–11), pupils study all three Sciences with subject specialists, following GCSE courses tailored to their needs.

In the Upper School (Sixth Form), students can choose to study Biology at A-level or at Higher or Standard Level in the IB Diploma, with Environmental Systems and Societies a popular subject in a related field that is available at IB Standard Level.

In the Upper School, students can study Chemistry at A-level or in the IB Diploma with Chemical Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine popular options for pupils to take their study of Chemistry beyond School.