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
- Joint first were Jeannine Heetmeyer and Nathan Boydell of the European School Brussels 3 at Ixelles (EEB3)
- Joint second were Tim Overeem, Owen Tyers and Hangkuon Yi of the International School of Brussels (ISB) with Camila Nagoda of the European School Brussels 1 at Uccle (EEB1)
- Third was Kazuma Matsumoto of the British School of Brussels (BSB)
Section B: Structured Questions
- First was Tim Overeem of ISB
- Second was Ryan Moore of St John's International School Waterloo (St Johns)
- Third was Patricia Martin (St Johns)
Section C: Thinking Matters
- First was Sofie Thiel (EEB3)
- Joint second were Patricia Martin (St Johns) and Wendelin Lutz (EEB3)
- Third was Caitriona Murphy of the European School Brussels 2 at Woluwe (EEB2)
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.
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!