Chemistry students’ success in University of Cambridge competition

A Level Chemistry students took part in the The University of Cambridge’s annual chemistry challenge competition over the summer, qualifying for eight copper awards as well as three silver certificates.

This year, students had to partake in the competition during lockdown, adding an added dimension to the challenge. Despite this, eight of the students that entered qualified for the copper awards and three received silver certificates!

The competition tests chemistry skills that are complimentary to the A level course but delve deeper into problem solving and logic, challenging the entrants to think laterally and apply the knowledge they have gained during their studies. Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, it is designed to be accessible to Year 12 students but will take them significantly beyond the syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way they would at university.

Well done to silver award winners Jack, Oscar and Joe and copper award winners Aoife, Grace, Madie, Jacob, Bethan, Daisy, Samuel and Archie!