Chemists produce gold

Three Year 13 boys entered for this year’s Chemistry Olympiad were awarded either gold or bronze. Jian Siang Poh and Jimmy Lam both picked up gold, with Jack Scannell receiving a bronze award.

Jan Siang was among the top 25 students who qualified for Round 2 of the competition at Cambridge University. He just missed out on selection to represent the UK internationally, although he was invited to attend the London International Youth Science Forum at the end of July. “Jian Siang did tremendously well to finish in the top five or six in the competition,” said Head of Chemistry, Malcolm Russell.

Jian Siang also took gold in the Biology Olympiad; Jimmy Lam was awarded silver and Jack Scannell bronze. Piri Ananthavarathan, Diarmuid Chevalier, Kareem Ibrahim and Shiva Varma were all highly commended.