Barton’s Champion Chemists

Cambridge Chemistry Olympiad 2018

Three Barton Peveril students were recognised for their achievement in the 2018 Cambridge Chemistry Olympiad. The competition is run by a team of teachers and University Chemists, who write the exam participants sit for the challenge. The exam is designed to take students beyond their A Level syllabus, testing them at University level.

Student Success

Former Hounsdown School pupil William Solloway earned a Bronze Award in the competition whilst both Lauren Mackenzie and Eoghan Butler, formerly of Cantell School and Thornden School respectively, earned Gold Awards. All three are set to start University in 2018. William has offers to study Chemical Engineering at either the University of Southampton or University of Bath, Lauren has an offer to study Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Eoghan plans to take up his place to study Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Speaking on the competition, the pupils’ teacher Dr Alan Glaze said:

“The Chemistry Olympiad is a major competition and the pinnacle of pre-university student challenge in Chemistry. Just taking part marks a genuine commitment to a student’s studies in science. Any recognition for achievement in the competition is a mark of excellence and receiving a Gold Award is truly remarkable. Congratulations all of you!”

Barton's champion Chemistry students

Barton’s champion Chemistry students