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Sixth Formers Achieve Highly in Chemistry Olympiad

Friday, 17 April 2015

Ten capable Chemistry students from Bolton School Girls’ Division have taken part in Round 1 of the 47th 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 February this year and gold, silver, bronze and participation certificates were awarded. Well done to the girls for taking part, amidst a busy term of A2 studies, this is an excellent achievement.  Katie Hurt and Than Dar both achieved Gold Certificates, with particular commendation to Katie for scoring the highest mark from Bolton School; Madison Brownley and Sarah Richards both achieved silver certificates; and Ananya Baksi, Florence Wu, Isobel Faulkner and Laura Daly achieved Bronze certificates.  Rhiannon Fox-Rothwell and Munira Patel achieved certificates of participation.” 

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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Some of the high achieving Olympiad girls with their certificates

Some of the high achieving Olympiad girls with their certificates - click on the photo to enlarge it