Students Celebrate Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Award

Seven students from Notre Dame achieved an award in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2014. The competition, launched in 2011, aims to stretch and challenge AS Level Chemistry students interested in pursuing science courses at university. All participating students take part in a monthly online quiz and sit an exam paper in June.

Sixteen students from Notre Dame sat the written paper in 2014, with seven achieving an award; five students received the ‘copper’ award and two received ‘silver’. Such is the challenging nature of the exam that only 60% of candidates receive an award and, in 2014, a mark of 20 or above represented a very good achievement and secured a silver award.

The successful students were Sakar Salar, Joseph Fraser, Adam Ward, John Dunsmuir, Haseeb Sarwar, Matthieu Ehret and Thanh Tung Nguyen.

Pictured (left to right) are Sakar Salar, Joseph Fraser, Mary Legg (Chemistry Teacher), Adam Ward, John Dunsmuir and Haseeb Sarwar.