24th Jan, 2018

Solihull chemistry students scoop awards at prestigious RSC Chemistry Olympiad

Shaun Reynolds 22nd May, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A QUARTET of accomplished chemists from the Sixth Form College in Solihull have earned awards at the prestigious RSC Chemistry Olympiad.

Students Myles Kofi Coke, James Mason, Cameron Parkinson and Akeeb Ahmed Saberi all volunteered to enter the international scheme administered in the UK by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

They had to answer challenging questions – testing their knowledge and grasp of advanced chemical concepts – and picked up silver and bronze awards for their efforts.

The college’s top performer was 17-year-old James Mason from Shirley, who won the silver award and has an offer to study mathematics at Oxford University.

Fellow student, 18-year-old Cameron Parkinson, secured the bronze award.

Hilary Woodward, curriculum leader for chemistry, said: “All four students who took part in the Olympiad are to be congratulated.

“It involves advanced chemistry and only the best A level students can take on the challenge.

“As teachers, we had faith that these students were up to the challenge and they have done themselves and the college proud.”

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