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The study and practice of Chemistry has played, and continue to play, a major role in shaping our civilisation. It is the central science.

At The Oratory we aim to make pupils aware of the effects Chemistry have in the world around us. All age groups attend lectures, practical sessions and presentations in order to make Chemistry accessible to all, as well as complementing the IGCSE (Edexcel) and A Level specifications that are studied at school.

At The Oratory School the accommodation of the Chemistry Department consists of two interlinked laboratories, prep and resources room and a small seminar room. The subject is taught by two full time members of staff, with an experienced laboratory technician who provides technical and clerical support.

Our Laboratory

The Oratory Chemistry lab is equipped with high-quality equipment in order to help pupils to perform all necessary exercises in the curriculum. The equipment enable all students to perform laboratory tasks and see Chemistry in practice.