Back in the very end of June, along with over 8400 other students, the Lower Sixth Chemistry class took part the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge for Lower Sixth (C3L6). This competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry, and provides 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 to Year 12 students but takes them significantly beyond the syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way they would at university. Questions this year covered topics as diverse as aluminium, anti-perspirants and honeystone and different ways of interpreting organic structures.
The students did incredibly well and learnt of their results when they returned to school this week. Megan D and William B achieved a Silver Award putting them in the top 20% and Alex T, Seyi A and Miriam SF all achieved Copper awards.