I started at Hamilton College in 2001 in S2. I found the teachers very encouraging, helpful and always willing to make time for me. I have fond memories of my time at Hamilton College and I met some of my closest friends there.

Fraser Pender
Class of 2005

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Chemistry

Welcome to the Chemistry department

The essence of scientific enquiry is problem solving based on a sound framework of knowledge and understanding. The Chemistry department aims to help all pupils develop the skills necessary to achieve success in these enquiries. Our courses are designed to highlight ways in which the quality of everyday life is influenced by chemical processes and products. Pupils will be encouraged to form and express opinions and attitudes towards this important aspect both individually and by working in groups.

From S1 Chemistry is taught as a separate science. In S1 and S2 our courses follow the Curriculum for Excellence guidelines. From S3 onwards the subject is optional, continuing with National 4/5 Course then opting for Higher and on to Advanced Higher.

We encourage our pupils to take part in a variety of trips and activities in relation to Chemistry e.g. the ‘Chemistry Masterclass' held in St Andrew's University and a number of competitions which we take part in each year, namely the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Top of the Bench' Competition, RSC Scottish Schools Analyst Competition, and the Salter's Festival of Chemistry. These cater for a wide range of stages in school and levels of interest.