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Chemistry Competition Success

By 11th February 2015Course News, News

The Wyke Science Department are celebrating the success of our AS Chemistry students after they won their regional heat of a competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Schools’ Analyst Competition is a national competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division for first year sixth form students studying AS level Chemistry. The Wyke team won their heat, held at Bradford University, and are now awaiting news of a place in the national finals.

Head of Chemistry Joy Myers was truly impressed with the student achievements. “We competed against nine other highly regarded teams, so this is a massive achievement for our students.”

Teams were required to undertake various practical analytical determinations based on problems relevant to industrial or social needs. These were judged for skill, understanding and accuracy and are intended to promote team work and safety in the laboratory.

Each competition aimed to provide some tasks which are relatively familiar to the students such as titrations and others which are likely to be unfamiliar, such as chromatographic separations or atomic and molecular spectroscopy. The competition aims to provide an opportunity to learn new skills, as well as providing a platform to demonstrate existing knowledge, skills and aptitude for analytical science.