Highgrove Education

Chemistry in Pharmacology

Learn about the role of Chemistry in in the pharmaceutical industry. You will learn about how drugs are discovered and developed. You will discover how drugs are administered and in what quantity. You will look at the different stages of testing as well as specific classes of drugs we use regularly. This is suitable for students who are studying A level Chemistry and are interested in considering a career in medicine or pharmacology.

Private Tuition

Key Information



Access Course Enrolment:
  • Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
  • Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
  • Weekly teacher-marked homework.
  • Half termly reports.
  • Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
  • Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
  • A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email
TeacherMr Crispin Davis, Chemistry Teacher
Course Length10 weeks 
Live LessonsOne 45-minute lesson per week
HomeworkApproximately half an hour a week 
Entry RequirementsThis course is suitable for students who have completed AS Chemistry

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1Development process
Lesson 2Lead Chemicals
Lesson 3Chemical modification
Lesson 4Clinical Trials 
Lesson 5Doses and toxicity
Lesson 6Administering drugs
Lesson 7Drug action
Lesson 8Analgesics
Lesson 9Penicillin
Lesson 10Anti-Viral drugs

Teacher Profile

Mr Davis has Masters’ Degrees in Organic Chemistry and Educational Management, both studied at Sheffield University. Since then he has taught in high profile independent schools, including roles as Head of Science at Francis Holland School and Academic Deputy Head at LVS Ascot. He was Vice Principal at Harrow School Online, teaching A level Chemistry, EPQ, UCAT and BMAT courses. He is an A level Chemistry examiner.