At the end of the last academic year, a number of Oundelians were successful in the annual Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, with notable achievements from Winnie Liu (18), who also scored 100% in both of her Chemistry AS modules, Francis Perumatantri (17) and Clovis Parker-Jervis (17) who all received Gold medals.
The top score in the School went to George Marshall (17), who achieved a Roentgenium award, placing him within the top 0.7% of all entrants and earning him a place on a Summer residential course at the University of Cambridge. George is currently studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and hopes to study either Natural Sciences or Physics at University.
The written exam, lasting 90 minutes, tested the knowledge and application of some of the top achieving Lower Sixth (Year 12) chemists from the School.
Oundle also had nine pupils who achieved Silver awards and a further eight pupils who achieved Copper awards.
Head of Chemistry at Oundle School, Jonathan Peverley said, “This challenge tests the very core of our pupils' understanding of the subject and is a fantastic experience for anyone intending to take their studies of the subject further as well as preparing them for interviews that they might have in their application to get there. I'm am delighted that so many pupils have performed so well and they should all be proud of what they have achieved. To have George receive the highest award is a particular pleasure."