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Seventy Chemistry students rise to the challenge!

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The Chemistry Challenge is an international competition sponsored and run by the Chemistry department at the University of Cambridge. The competition “aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry, and will provide an excellent experience for anyone considering taking their studies further. Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, it is designed to be accessible to Year 12 students but will take them significantly beyond the syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way they would at university.” (From the Chemistry Challenge website.)

Seventy Long Road students entered the challenge this year – the College had one of the highest number of entries in the region, and 37 students won silver or bronze awards.

Chemistry teacher Susan John, who organised the competition for our students, says: “We are delighted that so many of our students opted to take part in this challenging event. Well done to all of them, and congratulations to those who won awards.”


Back row (left to right) Katie Fenn, Luke Jenkins, Andrew Williams,  Christopher Carpenter, Alexander Hernandez-Leaver, Samuel Street, Miles Riches, Scott Bishop, Jack Scaife.

Front row (left to right) Jack Goode, Chelsie Coates, Ralf Slaymaker, Dylan Harding,  Anastasia Atkinson, Philippa Morris, Caroline Mitchell


Congratulations to all 37 students who won awards!