A Chemistry Olympiad

Apr 19, 2024

Sixth Form Chemistry students took part in this year’s Royal Society of Chemistry’s Olympiad. This was an exceptionally challenging paper, with over 1,000 schools taking part. The 2024 paper covered topics such as the composition of the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup trophy, iodate salts, fuel-producing bacteria, the MRI contrast agent gadopiclenol and sulfur-containing molecules in the atmosphere. The Chemistry Department was delighted to see students applying their knowledge, showing real determination and true spirit.

Congratulations to Lower Sixth students: Akil and Simran (Queen Anne), Caellum (Vanbrugh), Patrick (Feilden) and Nicolas (Swift) for achieving the Bronze Award, to Upper Sixth students: Flo (Harcourt), Aoife (Feilden), Freddie (Queen Anne) and Rohana (Queen Anne) who were awarded Silver, and Thomas (Upper Sixth, Gascoigne), who received the Gold Award. Only 8% of all entrants were awarded the Gold Award so this is an incredible achievement. Many congratulations to all our talented Chemists.  

Chemistry Olympiad