Solihull students smash Cambridge chemistry challenge - The Solihull Observer

Solihull students smash Cambridge chemistry challenge

Solihull Editorial 16th Oct, 2023   0

CHEMISTRY students have picked up their certificates for successful participation in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

Students from Solihull Sixth Form College sat the hugely challenging 90-minute paper earlier this year, with 13 achieving the Copper certificate and four reaching Silver standard.

Set by a team of university chemists, the competition aims to take Year 12 students significantly beyond their A level syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way undergraduate students need to at university.

Chemistry Curriculum Leader Simon Windsor said: “Congratulations are due to all our learners who took on the extremely difficult Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

“It was entirely voluntary for the students to attempt this competition and it involves very advanced Chemistry, beyond what is taught at A level.

“These are students with ambitions to continue their science studies at university and the experience will stand them in good stead for their A level examinations this summer and for their progression onto Higher Education.”


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