The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge competition aims to stretch and challenge pupils interested in chemistry, and provides an excellent experience for anyone considering taking their studies further.

Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, the Challenge is designed to be accessible to Year 12 pupils but will take them significantly beyond the syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way they would at university.

This year, Lower Sixth budding chemists from Downside School pitted their wits against over 9,000 other pupils from across the UK and won 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Copper Awards.

The Downside winners were:
1 Gold Award (first time ever) – Esmond Leung
3 Silver Awards – Louis Beucher, Kin Tong Che, Joanna Doliwa
4 Copper Awards – Daisy Matthews, Julia Cebula, Hoi Lee Lam, Pui K Man

The Sciences continue to be a popular choice at Downside with more and more pupils selecting to study the subjects both at GCSE and A level and this year GCSE and A level results in the Sciences were particularly strong. 

Click here to find out more about Science provision at Downside School. If you would like to visit us, our Sixth Form Subject Fair is on 5th October, and our Open Morning is on 12th October. Click here to register your interest. You can also arrange a private visit on a day to suit you – please contact our Admissions Office.