Designed to challenge and inspire, the UK Chemistry Olympiad is the leading chemistry competition for pupils in secondary education across the British Isles.
This enriching experience is a unique opportunity for pupils to push themselves further and excel in the field of chemistry.
Just taking part in the Olympiad is a huge achievement so it was with a mixture of excitement, curiosity and trepidation that Arthur Cairns, Ibukun Olagunju and Nicole Wong in Year 13 sat the paper at the end of January.
Once they had submitted their work they described the tasks in a variety of ways: “fun”, “not what I expected”, “worthwhile”, and “very hard” (they used the latter description a lot!), but they needn’t have worried.
The final results were announced this week and all can be extremely proud of their endeavours.
Ibukun was only one mark away from achieving an award, and as for Arthur and Nicole, their magnificent performances earned them each a bronze award, marking them out as two of the top young chemists in the country.
Massive congratulations go to all three pupils for their magnificent efforts!