Friday, 6 September 2013

2013 Chemistry Challenge Winners Announced

The results of the RSC Belgium Chemistry Challenge 2013 have just been announced and the talented prize winners will be picking up their winnings at a special RSC Belgium event on 19 September at BSB starting at 19:30. This year we received 85 eligible entries from seven international schools in this testing challenge of young people's chemical knowledge and initiative.

The RSC Belgium Chemical Challenge has three sections:

  • A chemistry multiple choice paper
  • A structured questions on chemistry, and
  • A 'Thinking Matters' paper that is not chemistry based

And the top results were as follows:

Section A: Multiple choice


Section B: Structured Questions


Section C: Thinking Matters


Tim Overeem of ISB also receives the Keith Price Prize for best overall score in sections A and B. First prize winners recieve €50, second €25 and third places €10 with the winner of the Keith Price Prize receiving an additional €100.

Well done to everyone that took part! We will be running the Challenge again in 2014.

Challenge
The Chemistry Challenge competition was devised and compiled by RSC Belgium treasurer Rita Woodward and is open to students from any school in Belgium. The questions are set in English, but may be answered in English, French, Dutch or German.

The competition is open to school students in their penultimate year of High School (usually aged 16 – 17), and consists of a 2 hour written test held in school and designed to demonstrate the participants’ knowledge of chemistry and their ability to think logically.

Try it yourself!
Now you can test your chemical knowledge and problem solving ability. The 2013 Chemistry Challenge paper can be viewed here. Tell us how you get on!

2 comments:

  1. Chemistry is such an interesting subject but unfortunately, some have a hard time learning it for some reasons they wouldn't be able to appreciate it's complexity. high school chem/high school chemistry tutoring can help in breaking those complex concepts into simpler and understandable ideas.

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  2. One of 2nd joint prize winners, his Korean name, Hangkuon Yi, which is misspelled, should be corrected as Hongkwon YI.

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