Year 12 Chemistry Enrichment Programme

This course is temporarily postponed until the Summer Term.


St Paul’s School academic partnership programme holds free courses and conferences through out the year for Year 10 and Year 12 pupils.

Courses are only available to pupils from state maintained schools and whose teachers are in contact with St Paul’s School Partnerships Team.

Course contents and dates

The aim of  this course is to provide keen and talented scientists with the opportunity to undertake substantial, undergraduate-level organic syntheses. This is a great chance for students to get ‘hands-on’ with equipment and chemicals, as well as learning sophisticated practical techniques and organic reactions, and will be invaluable experience for those considering chemistry and related degrees. With the teaching expertise and laboratory facilities available at St Paul’s, participants will cover:

Session 1: Saturday 29 February

Reduction of a carbonyl compound and Infra-Red spectroscopy

Session 2: Saturday 7 March

The Wittig reaction

Start copper coupling reaction

Session 3: Saturday 14 March

Finish copper coupling reaction

The Aldol reaction

Mechanisms: borohydride reduction, Wittig reaction and Aldol reaction

Session 4: Saturday 21 March

Chemiluminescence reaction

Synthesis of Oil of Wintergreen

Timings and contacts

All sessions will take place between 9.30am and 12.30am at St Paul’s School. Please ensure you arrive for 9.15am for a prompt start.

If you would like to apply for this FREE course, please complete the Partnerships Form below:


For further information please contact:

Janet Mee, Partnerships Manager, St Paul’s School


Tel: 020 8746 5398