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Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2019

For the seventh year in a row, Chemistry students in Year 12 took part in the Lower Sixth Challenge, a nationally recognised competition run by Cambridge University.

Students completed a 90 minute paper made up of two substantial questions. The questions are pitched at a higher level than students will typically encounter in their A-Level exams. This places a huge demand on students to apply their knowledge to unfamiliar examples.

As 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table, the first question tested students understanding of the concepts upon which the table is constructed. The second question looked at the chemistry of natural sugars which exist in many different forms with differing properties.

Twenty students participated from Bishop Stopford and thirteen of them scored enough marks to gain certificates. 

Well done to all students who took part and particular congratulations go to Jack Clipston, Will Burke and Emma Exall who all achieved Gold certificates.

Mr Kirk