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.