King George V Chemistry students are celebrating after their success in the national Chemistry Olympiad.

This competition allows students, who are studying chemistry at AS and A level, to challenge their current chemistry knowledge.

Jane Wells, Chemistry course leader at the college, said: “This is the first time the College has taken part in the Olympiad.

“It is a great opportunity for the students to test their knowledge. There’s a possibility for the top-performing students to be selected by the Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad Selection Committee to represent the UK at the International Chemistry Olympiad, which is held in Azerbaijan later in 2015

“Students had to complete a written test. The questions the students had to answer were based on real world chemistry problems. This is a great way for them to develop skills that will enable them to study chemistry at university and beyond.

“Well done to all the students who took part. A special congratulations to Dan Howard who won a Gold award, Sam Walby for a Silver and Sam Bunn for a Bronze Award in the first round of the Olympiad’s chemical knowledge test paper.”

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