Gold at Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

Upper Sixth pupil Candice Lam has achieved a gold award in the 2018 Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, putting her in the top 8% of the best chemistry pupils in the country.

Along with Candice, 12 Upper Sixth pupils achieved either copper or silver awards.

The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is one of the most difficult exams that pupils can take in Lower Sixth, as pupils have to demonstrate an ability to solve novel complex problems in the field of chemistry under intensive time pressures.

Entrants, in Lower Sixth at the time, sat the 90 minute written paper earlier in the year. Set up by experienced teachers and university chemists, the competition aims to stretch and challenge pupils interested in chemistry. The questions take pupils beyond the A level syllabus and encourages them to think about science in the way they would at university.

Congratulations also to Upper Sixth pupils Tom Gambold, Daniel New and Moradeyo Olaitan for achieving a silver award, and Victoria Barlow, Matthew Harrison, Stuart Lamont, Benjamin Le Chevalier, Tyler Olding, Natasha Rogan, Cecily Turner and Daniel Varney for achieving a copper award.