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    Success in UK Chemistry Olympiad

    Talented Upper Sixth Form chemists achieve Silver and Bronze certificates in national competition

    Kimbolton School Chemistry Olympiad Award Winners Six talented Kimbolton chemists have been awarded Silver certificates in Round One of the UK Chemistry Olympiad, with a further three students achieving Bronze awards. Upper Sixth Formers Susan Chen, Naomi Daniels-Holgate, William Duberly, Charlie Gardner, Leo Grant, Bethany Heath, Jessica James, Rebecca Marr and Konnor Wingate were among some 6,000 candidates to enter the annual competition, which is open to post-16 Chemistry students in the UK.

    There are two rounds to the competition, at the end of which the four highest-performing students are selected to represent the UK in international Chemistry competitions. In Round One, a challenging written test of chemical knowledge, the questions are based on real world chemistry problems and often stimulate much debate, raising awareness of what chemistry is all about. The paper is also an opportunity to develop and showcase some of the skills required for studying Chemistry at university and beyond.

    Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates are awarded to high-scoring students. Our Silver Winners and the subjects for which they have received university offers are: Susan Chen (Economics), William Duberly (Maths), Leo Grant (Aerospace Engineering), Bethany Heath (Natural Science), Jessica James (Molecular and Cellular Biology) and Konnor Wingate (Maths).

    Our Bronze winners and the subjects for which they have received university offfers are: Naomi Daniels-Holgate (Mechanical Engineering), Charlie Gardner (Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering) and Rebecca Marr (Psychology).

    Congratulations to you all!