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Eighteen Richard Huish Chemistry students recently participated in the National Chemistry Olympiad, with 15 of them gaining awards this year.

Achieving the highest accolade were Catherine Kellow, Albie Smith and Dak Dakshesh, who claimed gold awards, in which only 8% of candidates nationwide were awarded gold. Eight more students picked up silver awards including Billy Husband, Patrick Smith, Harriet Cruikshank, Sadie Broadbent, Georgia Tier, Rachel Tier, Shaina Becbec and Mikhail Medvedev, and a further four claimed bronze, Abi Richards, Tom Pike, Ben Snaith and Joe De Viggiani.

Over 9,000 students from all over the country entered the 2020 UK Chemistry Olympiad which is organised by the Royal Society if Chemistry. Students had to sit a rigorous 2-hour exam where they tackled a range of problems applying their knowledge and skills, designed to stretch and challenge the students beyond usual A Level expectations.

Chemistry Course Manager, Joanna Clare, said, “I am immensely proud in the number of our students who participated in the Olympiad and achieved certificates. It is a challenging test of their chemistry knowledge and understanding and they have excelled themselves. The paper was designed to test even the best of students therefore our students have done particularly well and have shown that they are amongst the best Chemistry students in the country. A remarkable achievement and a testament to how hard they have been working in their lessons, a massive well done to all involved.”

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