Young scientist go for gold
Young scientists at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College have proved they have the winning formula after achieving a record number of Gold and Silver certificates in the prestigious Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.
The competition, which took place in the summer, is set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists and involves students from across the globe. It stretches students significantly beyond the syllabus and encourages them to think about science in a way that they would at university.
23 students received either a Silver or Copper award, with five students, Daniel Hill, Sam Ketchell, Amy Wright, Eva Wan and Patrick Nolan taking Gold.
Chemistry teacher Laurence Potts said: “Congratulations to all the students who have received certificates. The paper is renowned for being extremely challenging so to receive an award is an incredible achievement.
“Only a small number of entrants achieve the highest award so to have a record number of Gold and Silvers this year is the icing on the cake – these students should be incredibly proud.”