Thursday, 30 March 2017
Four capable Chemistry students from Bolton School Girls’ Division have taken part in Round 1 of the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad, the round comprising a highly challenging written test of chemical knowledge, lasting two hours. The questions were based on real world chemistry problems and provided a good opportunity for the girls to develop some of the skills required for study at university and beyond.
A delighted Head of Chemistry, Ms Teichman, said: “The Round 1 paper was sat in January this year and gold and silver certificates were awarded. Well done to the girls for taking part, amidst a busy term of A2 studies, this is an excellent achievement. Shivani Manoharan, Kirsty Fielding and Anna Rowlands achieved a silver certificate and Francesca Adams gained a gold certificate.
The International Chemistry Competition is a national competition which provides an opportunity to stretch and challenge post-16 students studying chemistry. The UK selection process is supported by INEOS, the world's third largest producer of chemicals, who are involved with the production of paints, plastics, textiles, medicines and mobile phones - the chemicals manufactured by INEOS are used as building blocks for many aspects of modern life.
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