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Chemistry students gain top national awards

Published Tuesday 30th of June 2020 04:35:49 PM

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual challenge, only open to the country’s top secondary education students, has resulted in two sixth formers at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School gaining awards. Ruben Bentley achieved Gold while Annabelle Higgs was awarded Bronze; both of the Dover school’s students took part in the challenge earlier in the year with results and certificates recently received. Both students plan to study Science at university – Ruben, Theoretical Physics at Durham, and Annabelle, Chemistry at Imperial London. The society’s ‘Chemistry Olympiad’ is designed to challenge, inspire and develop critical problem-solving skills, along with learning to think more creatively. This enriching experience is a unique opportunity for students to push themselves further and excel in the Chemistry field. Marion Ferra, the school’s Head of Science, said: “Ruben’s Gold award places him in the top 8% of the 9,182 students who took part. Annabelle received a Bronze award and was only a mark away from Silver. Only high achieving students enter the competition, so their success really does demonstrate their amazing performance. We are so proud of them.” For more information, visit www.doyrms.com.
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