Pupils from Oundle School recently took part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, an annual competition launched by the University in 2011 to coincide with the 2011 International Year of Chemistry.
Four pupils; Kevin Law (18), Maurice Gedney (17), James Chapman (17) and Andrea Veronese (16) were all awarded a Gold Award which placed them in the top seven per cent of the highly able cohort who sat this paper.
In addition, five pupils achieved Silver Awards and 21 pupils achieved Copper Awards. Of these, Rebecca Siddall (16) did very well as she was also taking her GCSEs at the same time.
Head of chemistry at Oundle School, Jonathan Peverley, said: “I am delighted that our annual cohort of highly able chemists have performed so well in this competition.
“Many commented on the enjoyable experience of being challenged far beyond what the IGCSE syllabus would cover. I am very pleased with their efforts.”