Highgrove Education

Chemistry Olympiad

The Chemistry Olympiad is an international competition for students studying at A-levelIt requires knowledge of the A level syllabus and beyondThe questioning is context based and asks students to apply their knowledge to unusual and unfamiliar situationsThis course will prepare students for the first round of the UK competition which is held in January. 

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 LengthAcademic year
Live LessonsOne 45-minute lesson per week
HomeworkApproximately half an hour a week 
ExaminationChemistry Olympiad Round 1 examination
Entry RequirementsPupils are required to be taking Chemistry at A level

Course Syllabus

Spring 1Advanced physical chemistry concepts
Spring 2Advanced inorganic chemistry concepts
Summer 1Advanced inorganic chemistry concepts
Summer 2Advanced organic chemistry concepts
Autumn 1Advanced inorganic chemistry concepts
Autumn 2Preparation for the exam – exam technique

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.