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    Kimbolton Chemists Are in Their Element

    Congratulations to eleven of our Sixth Form students who have received awards in the prestigious Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2015.

    Kimbolton School Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Award WinnersCongratulations to eleven of our Sixth Form students who have received awards in the prestigious Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2015.

    This national 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 Lower Sixth (Year 12) students but takes them significantly beyond the syllabus and encourages them to think about science in the way they would at university. 

    This year 8481 candidates attempted the annual challenge set by St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, which takes the form of a 90-minute written paper.

    Two of our students, Clifford Robinson and Edward Salkield, both achieved Gold awards with high scores that put them in the top 8.31% of students in the competition. Our school was also awarded a 3D orbital model in glass crystal, which was presented to Clifford in assembly in recognition of his achieving the highest score in his year.

    Silver awards were presented to Anthony Gray and Michael Oakley, while Copper awards went to Nikhila Chittoor, Elliott Hughes, Olivia Li, Stephen Marr, Thomas Mason, Tom Oliver and Emily Orme. 

    Find out more about other academic competitions, clubs, lectures and events on offer at Kimbolton here.