Abbey College Cambridge Main Entrance

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Success

3rd October 23

At Abbey Cambridge we provide opportunities for students to stretch themselves and take the knowledge they have learnt in the classroom and apply it to different situations.  One way we do this is via Olympiad and Challenge competitions.

Towards the end of the last academic year we had 22 year 12 students (and one year 11) participate in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.  This competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry, and provides an excellent experience for anyone considering taking their studies further.

Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, it is designed to take Year 12 students significantly beyond the syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way they would at university.

This competition is open to students studying in the UK in Year 12 (Lower 6th) or below and took the form of a 90 minute written paper which students sat in College last term.

Abbey Cambridge has had exceptional results with this challenge in previous years, and this year is no exception. Students received:

7 Gold awards

5 Silver awards

6 Copper awards

This is an amazing achievement by our students as they were competing against the UK’s best Chemistry students and only 10% of those taking part receive a Gold award and 20% a silver.

Well done to all the students who took part in the challenge and many congratulations to those students who received an award.


First name Award
Jiajun Gold
Illia Gold
Jiaye Gold
Runtong Gold
Shao Yang Ryan Gold
Yue Fung Joshua Gold
Ping-Han Gold
Khin Myint Myat Silver
Farinaz Silver
Ying Sin Silver
Saule Silver
Yuanxi Silver
Pyae Hmu Copper
Tsz Ching Copper
Siu Kong Copper
Aung Kyaw Copper
Thi Mai Anh Copper
King Him Cyrus Copper