Students excel in Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

39 students achieve Gold, Silver and Copper awards

Young chemists have been awarded for their participation in the prestigious Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

Students from 鶹ý’s sat the challenging 90-minute paper earlier this year, with 39 students successful in achieving Gold, Silver and Copper standard certificates

Set by a team of university chemists, the competition aims to stretch and challenge students studying chemistry, taking them significantly beyond the A level syllabus.

Laurence Potts, Head of Chemistry ant 鶹ý’s, said: “This competition is renowned for it’s difficulty, so to receive an award reflects the genuine enthusiasm and ambition our students have in the subject beyond their A level studies.”

Three students from the college, Cole Brautigam, Sian Baird and Toby Oliver, were amongst the UK’s highest scorers achieving Gold certificates, placing them in the top 10% nationally.


Gold Certificates

Cole Brautigam, Sian Baird, Toby Oliver


Silver Certificate

Abi Wallace, Alana Maddock, Angela Joseph, Carla Nancollas, Charis Wong, Evana Ritchie, Eve Entwistle, Hannah Sweeney, Jacob Tran, Joshua Massey, Lola Kemp-Young, Oliver Lyons, Patrick Scott, Rosie Duckhouse, Samuel Zhao, Zac Crick, Zoe Andrews


Copper Certificates

Alan Mekwinski, Charlotte Mullett, Eliza Johnson-Burras, Franklyn Tate, Harriet Carrs, Isla Lewis, Jack O’Reilly, James Pace, James Brindle, Katy Prew, Kayla Nancollas, Lewis Turner, Megan Hughes, Mia Clark, Noa Freeman, Roisin McGrath, Sam Atkin, Savannah Bolland, William Bagley