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The Chemistry Olympiad is a competition run by The Royal Society of Chemistry that is open to all schools in the UK. It is an opportunity to stretch and challenge post-16 Chemistry students by testing their chemical knowledge.

The competition consists of two rounds that test chemical theory and practice from which the best 4 applicants are selected to represent the UK at the International Chemistry Olympiad. This year’s competition is being held in Thailand.

This is the third year of Sexey’s entering students and we had 4 students entered for the first round, a written test with questions based on real-world chemistry problems that often stimulate much debate, raising awareness of what chemistry is all about. Certificates are awarded to high scoring students and Sexey’s had the best ever results:

  • Vicky Regan and Oliver Perkins gained bronze certificates.
  • Jacob Trimnell and Edward Deacon gained Silver certificates, which puts them in the top 33% of all entrants.

“I am incredibly proud of the achievement that these students have produced. It shows the excellent potential that we have at Sexey’s and the hard work that each and every member of our community puts in” said Head of Science, Mr Paul Hunt.


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