Chemistry Olympiad Success

Upper Sixth Chemists win four Gold Awards

The Upper Sixth chemists enjoyed great success in the recent Olympiad, with three students achieving the prestigious Gold award, placing them in the top 8% nationally.

The Olympiad is well known for extending the principles learnt at A Level by applying them to everyday chemical phenomena. This year, the questions included calculations to evaluate the maximum pressure of carbon dioxide that a coke can is able to store and rare metals obtained from electrolysis. The second part looked at the concentration required for a chemical drug to reverse the effects of nerve agent poisoning and the synthesis of a particular class of pesticides that are harmful to bees and banned under EU law.

Congratulations to Jack Davey, Sahil Sindhi, Oskar Ford and Ashutosh Khatri on their impressive performance.