Welcome to the Chemistry Department


Chemistry basically underpins every aspect of our consumer driven lifestyle. Whether it is components for the latest smart phone or paint that dries with no smell chemistry has a major part to play.


Chemistry is concerned with atoms and their interactions with other atoms. Understanding chemistry is the key to understanding the world around us. Cooking is chemistry, everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical.


Kyle Academy’s Chemistry department offers Chemistry courses across 4 levels:


  • National 4 Chemistry

  • National 5 Chemistry

  • Higher Chemistry

  • Advanced Higher Chemistry


Not all chemists wear white coats!


A qualification in chemistry opens doors to a wide range of careers. Chemistry is involved in our everyday lives and there is a vast range of jobs and careers open to those who have studied chemistry at any level; great career opportunities exist both inside and outside the lab. Nobody knows what the jobs of the future will look like, but many of them will be created in chemistry to solve global challenges such as human health, energy and the environment. Global change is creating enormous challenges relating to human health, energy and scarce natural resources. These challenges offer excellent future opportunities to people who


Chemistry Department Staff


Mr P Semple (PT)

Dr E Allan

Mrs J Duncan

Mrs A Thomas

Mrs G Galloway 

Mr I Houston