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Top of the Bench 2019

13 November 2019

Two groups of KS4 pupils have represented Westminster City School in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Top of the Bench competition.

Taking part in the Chiltern and Middlesex heat of the annual schools’ chemistry competition, our pupils were tested on various areas of the subject, from naming the European leader who gained an award for work on quantum chemistry to balancing equations. Although a challenging competition, our pupils did extremely well, meaning Westminster City School finished ninth and eleventh out of 22 schools.

Year 11 participant, Karan, explains: “The competition offered a different and fun way to revise chemistry. It consisted of ten rounds, each testing an aspect of my chemistry knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and would recommend taking part!”

Kevin, from Year 10, added: “It's fun since you are there with fellow schoolmates but there is the sense of competition, adding to the excitement. I also really enjoyed taking part and would definitely recommend the competition to others.”

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Top of the Bench competition has been fuelling curiosity and excitement about the subject for over 20 years, encouraging pupils to consider further education and careers within chemistry.

Congratulations to our chemists!

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