Boys make it a golden year in Chemistry Olympiad

Tonbridge boys performed to an extremely high standard in the latest UK Chemistry Olympiad, a national competition which tests students’ knowledge and problem-solving skills.

The Upper Sixth recorded a total of eight gold and nine silver awards, as well as one bronze. A gold award is given for achieving a place in the top eight per cent of more than 9,000 students taking part.

While the Chemistry Olympiad is aimed mainly at the Upper Sixth, there was unprecedented interest from Tonbridge’s Lower Sixth and Year 11 boys, who also put in fine performances. The Lower Sixth achieved two gold, 10 silver and 20 bronze medals, and five Year 11 boys were awarded bronze.

Ishmael Roslan, Head of Chemistry, said: “The boys can be very proud of their success and the results also show the hard work of the Department to engage our students. Receiving an award in the Lower Sixth and Year 11 represents an especially impressive achievement and this bodes well for the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge – Lower Sixth (C3L6).” 

Full results:

Upper Sixth:
Godwyn Lai
Justin Lau
Colin Chow
Peter Zeng
Kevin Lee
Olly Gedney
Hal Pointon
Mitchel Shen
Alex Lawrence
Cole Weber
Calvin Cheng
Tou Jing Tsang
Alex Piper
Max Lawrence
Jack Raynor
Owen Zhang
Sam Hudson
Laurence Wells
Lower Sixth:

Victor Lin
Benson Kwok
Ivan Hung
Ian Chow
Taeyoon Kim
Brian Li
Justin Lam
Thomas Masding
Alexander Johnson
Damjan Lalovic
Innes Woodhouse
Mark Alexander von Torklus
Jack Brant
Adrian Choi
Abdullah Abduljhbar
Alexander Everill
Leon Kauschel
Harvey Wen
Thomas Walker
Alexander Laidlaw
Ernest Ng
William Richards
Theo Sze
Ron Yung
Alexander Lambert
Elliot von Rein
Ieuan Williams
Jason Wu
Ben Hopley
Benjamin Gardner
Brian Jalleh
Henry Kaplan    

Year 11:

Cham Tin Chan
William Press
Kenneth Lee
James Zhong
Jonas Freeman 

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