The sciences are amongst the most popular and successful subjects at Reigate Grammar School.
All students study Biology, Physics and Chemistry up to the end of the Fifth Form (Year 11) and large numbers continue at least one of these to A Level. The sciences are also well represented in the courses students choose to follow at university: last year a quarter of our Upper Sixth leavers went on to study the sciences, engineering or medicine.
All pupils in the First and Second Forms (Years 7 and 8) are taught general science using a bespoke in house course with the focus on stimulating topics and practical skills. Science week is an added highlight each year with activities to stimulate and challenge Lower School students.
From the Third Form onwards, each of the three sciences are taught by subject specialists and students start the Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry course. This course culminates in the Fifth Form (Year 11) with their IGCSE examinations consisting of two written papers.
In the Sixth Form, Chemistry is the most popular of the three sciences at RGS. There are usually four or five sets in each year of A Level study.
Results at both GCSE and A Level continue to be excellent and, outside of lessons, the department promotes a regular series of lectures by the Royal Society of Chemistry, visits and clubs including the Top of the Bench competition, Chemistry Olympiad and Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.
Please take a look at the Sixth Form pages for details of our A level Chemistry course