Double Gold in Chemistry Olympiad
Two talented Kimbolton chemists have been awarded Gold certificates in Round One of the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad.
Two talented Kimbolton chemists have been awarded Gold certificates in Round One of the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad, with a further seven students achieving Bronze awards. Upper Sixth Formers James Ellison and Leo Penrose (both Gold) were among some 6,000 candidates to enter the annual competition, which is open to post-16 students in the UK.
There are three rounds to the competition, at the end of which four students are selected to represent the UK in the international final, to be in held in Azerbaijan this summer. In Round One, a challenging written test, the questions are based on real world chemistry problems and often stimulate much debate, raising awareness of what chemistry is all about.
Head of Chemistry, Mr Ewan Drysdale, said he was delighted with the results. “For the first time ever Kimbolton students have achieved two gold grades in one year, going to show the standard of our students is reaching ever higher.”
Our Gold Winners and the subjects for which they have received university offers are: James Ellison (Natural Sciences); Leo Penrose (Medicine).
Our Bronze winners and the subjects for which they have received university offfers are: Kerry Blair (Natural Sciences/BioChemistry); Wing Chi Joyce Chan (Pharmacy); Jack Gallifant (Medicine); Madeleine Kluth (Veterinary Medicine); Catherine Lee (Chemistry); Michelle Meng (Biomedical Science) and Alistair Watkinson (Medicine).