Cambridge Challenge

Gifted Chemists at The Sixth Form College, Solihull have won prestigious awards from the University of Cambridge, after completing the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

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Burhan Ahmed, Muhammad Chowdhury, Jordan Francis, Ben Greenham, Abdurahman Hassan, Hassan Khan and Aishah Parveez sat the challenging 90-minute exam last summer. Burhan Ahmed and Hassan Khan achieved the Copper award for their efforts, while the other students all got participation prizes.

Hilary Woodward, Curriculum Leader for Chemistry at the College, commented:

“Well done to Burhan and Hassan on achieving the Copper Award. This is an outstanding achievement, because they had to tackle questions on extremely complex Chemistry theories, which would challenge undergraduates. This level of achievement will stand them in very good stead for their future A level Chemistry studies and beyond at university.”

The competition is run by the University of Cambridge every year and aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry, providing valuable experience for any student considering Chemistry as a degree. The exam is designed to take students significantly beyond the syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way they would at university.

22 September 2016