Winstanley College Chemistry students have been challenging themselves against the best Lower Sixth chemists in the country as part of competition run by The University of Cambridge.
The aim of the ‘Cambridge Chemistry Challenge’ is to stretch students interested in chemistry, and provide an excellent experience for anyone considering taking their studies further. Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, it is designed to be accessible, but to take Year 12 students significantly beyond the syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way they would at university.
Ian Davies, Head of Chemistry at Winstanley, said: ‘An impressive 36 students completed the gruelling intellectual challenge, in the form of a 90-minute online exam paper. College teachers have been busy marking the papers and top entries have been forwarded to the university for moderation. Students who do well in the competition will be sent certificates of achievement, and those who perform best will win an invitation to a residential camp at the University of Cambridge at the end of August, dependent on the Covid 19 situation. Well done to all who took part, we look forward to hearing back from The University of Cambridge.’