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Students win top awards in nationwide Chemistry Olympiad

Congratulations to Year 13 students Alexandra Smith and Zara Ahsan, who won a Silver and Bronze medal respectively in the nationwide Chemistry Olympiad.

The UK Chemistry Olympiad is an extremely challenging competition, open to all schools in the UK, and is an opportunity to stretch and challenge post-16 Chemistry students by testing their chemical knowledge. The competition is open to 14 –16 year old students studying chemistry and is a challenging written test of chemical knowledge, with the highest scoring students being awarded gold, silver and bronze certificates.

The test questions are based on real-world chemistry problems that often stimulate much debate, raising awareness of what chemistry is all about, and are also an opportunity to develop and showcase some of the skills required for studying Chemistry at university and beyond.

Subject Leader Dr Matondo said "Students had to answer challenging questions on topics that ranged from the science which explained the green pool in the Rio Olympic Games to Atmospheric Chemistry, amongst many other topics."

Well done to both students who hope to study Earth science and Maths at their chosen universities.

To discover more about the chemistry Olympiad please follow the link below:

http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/educators/uk-chemistry-olympiad/