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Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

At the start of term students from Cardinal Newman who had taken part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge were presented with their award certificates.

The annual competition is a written challenge paper set by Cambridge University and St Catherine’s College Cambridge. Students volunteered to take part in the challenge, which aims to stretch and challenge chemistry students, providing them with an excellent experience, especially if they plan to continue their study of chemistry after College.

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.

The 90-minute paper was taken at College, with high achieving students being sent certificates of achievement. The best performing students nationwide are invited to attend a residential camp at the University of Cambridge at the end of August.

In total 36 chemists from Newman took part, with nine students achieving the Gold or Silver Award.

Well done to all who took part!


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