Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Success

Sir John Deane’s students have proved they have the winning formula after achieving huge success in the prestigious Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, 2021.

Sir John Deane’s students have proved they have the winning formula after achieving huge success in the prestigious Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, 2021.

The competition, which took place in July, 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. It is sponsored and endorsed by St Catherine’s College, Cambridge.

The college has a long history of success in the competition, but this year proved to be particularly strong, with a record 35 students achieving Copper, Silver of Gold Awards.

Laurence Potts, Head of Chemistry at Sir John Deane’s said: “Congratulations to all our young chemists. The paper is notoriously challenging but a fantastic opportunity for students apply their knowledge to some exceptionally difficult questions and unfamiliar scenarios. A special congratulations must go to Samuel and Susanna for achieving Gold, which is awarded to only a very small number of entrants nationally.

Congratulations to the following students:

GOLD: Samuel Beschorner Birch, Susanna Kirsten SILVER: Eliza Harris, Jacob Williams, Jack Jones, Dan Thomas, Imogen Moore, Jake Roberts, Amy Richardson, Tom Cretier, Emma Higginson, Amie Cooper, Joe Cooper, Abbey George COPPER: Morgan Birks, Emily Braviner, Blessed Dzawo, James Mayo, Lily Taylor, Chi Yian Yip, Martha Wood, Phoebe Kinsella, Thomas Barnes, Nathan Griffiths, Willow Kwiecien, Mika Mizunoue , Hayley James, Heidi Stammers, Charlie Watts, Abigayle Garratt, Gabrielle Williams, Maddy Smith, Abbie Strain, Daniel Hogarth, Rachel Keeble.