Varndean College Cambridge Chemistry Competition Success
Varndean College students have once again competed in Cambridge University’s annual C3L6 Chemistry Competition and yet again won an impressive array of copper, silver and gold awards.
Thirty-six Varndean students were granted awards; 1 gold, 15 silver and 20 copper. This represented just under 50% of first year International Baccalaureate Diploma students and 63% of first year A Level students.
The competition is open to any UK student in Year 12 (ie first year of sixth form) studying either A Levels or the International Baccalaureate. It takes the form of a 90 minute written paper which students take within college. Students who do well in the competition are sent certificates of achievement (either a copper, silver or gold award), and those who perform best win an invitation to a residential camp at the University of Cambridge at the end of August.
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