Silver and Copper Awards Achieved by Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Entrants

Well done to students Tessa Hedstrand and Ella Sutherland, who were awarded silver level certificates in the recent Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. They were joined by a further five students, Finlay Pearce, Havreen Sahota, Jack James Pearson, Jacob Holloway and Nicole Burgess, who were successful in achieving copper awards. Students from 500 schools participated in the Challenge, which is open to students from Year 12 and below who are studying in the UK. The challenge consists of a 90 minute written paper which entrants sit at school. The best performing students receive certificates of merit, and those with the highest scores are invited to a residential camp at the University of Cambridge at the end of August.

An example of a recent question related to the recent report concerning the leak of potassium permanganate into the water supply in the Canadian town of Onoway.  The challenge is aimed to test a student’s ability to think their way successfully through unfamiliar material, and SCD students certainly showed a great aptitude for doing exactly that!

To find out more about the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge please follow the link below: