Saint Valentine’s Day. The annual event where girls and boys who admire each other have the opportunity to express themselves anonymously. Here at UK boarding school Saint Michaels, we take a light-hearted approach to this age-old tradition. In fact, our charity group have arranged a mail service for pupils at our UK boarding school to get…Details
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Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2017
Congratulations to Nelson Chan, Stan Huang and Alex Wang who all received a Copper award from the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. (pictured here with Headteacher, Mrs Nicola Walker)
At the end of the summer term some of the A1 Chemistry group took part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2017
In the same week that they were relaxing after AS module examinations and preparing for the summer holiday, they sat a very difficult examination designed to test both knowledge and problem solving skills. The chemistry questions were based on topical issues.
The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is set by St Catharine’s College of Cambridge University; to be taken by the most talented Chemistry students from across the country The questions are designed to be more challenging than AS papers . Some of the questions are on familiar topics but most is completely new to AS students and requires them to use all their scientific skills and to work through the problems logically. Those setting the questions repeated in their feedback to schools that “problem-solving skills are essential for the study of science at university and in industry” “The ‘resilience’ of A level students and the importance of students keeping going with questions even in the face of difficulty, is still much talked about and is highly desirable by Universities.” .
Over 7000 students from 500 different schools across the country took the challenge. From Saint Michael’s College, five students took the challenge.
The scores are given levels; Copper, Silver, Gold and Roentgenium; (less than 9% of all the entries gained over 50% in the Challenge) The organisers felt that a mark at 33% and above represented a very good achievement on this paper and showed the students were able to think their way successfully through unfamiliar material.
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