Gold for Oakgrove in Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

19 July 2019

The ability to tackle a range of different chemistry under time pressure was demonstrated by two Oakgrove Sixth Form students, when they were awarded ‘Gold’ in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2019.

The Sixth Formers were placed in the top 9% of students in the country, in a year when there was a record number of entrants and when the University acknowledged that the paper was slightly more difficult than last year.

Four other Oakgrove students received ‘Copper’ showing that they had a firm grasp of A-Level material and that they were able to apply this knowledge to novel problems.

Proud of the achievements of the six Oakgrove students, Headteacher Ian Tett, said:

“The written paper challenge took the students beyond their A levels studies and helped them prepare for studying chemistry at university. These results are an indicator of the enthusiasm the students have for the subject and I congratulate them for their achievement.”

The competition, which this year had over 9000 entrants from 520 schools, aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry and provides an excellent experience for students considering taking their studies further.