Olivia Chesser (U6 South) and Eleanor McAleese-Park (U6 West) took part in the Cambridge University Chemistry Challenge at the end of last term. Around 8,500 keen Chemistry students from independent and maintained schools all over the UK took part in this Challenge.
Both girls achieved marks in the top 8% of entrants earning themselves Gold Awards. The Gold Awards, for marks between 33 and 45 out of 60 was considered by the organisers to be very good indeed and demonstrated a significant leap beyond AS Level.
Head of Chemistry, Sue Kemp, said; “Olivia and Eleanor should be justly proud of their awards; gaining gold certificates in this paper is a really remarkable achievement. The girls had to apply and extend their understanding to unknown situations which required very high level thinking skills.”