RGS Chemistry Champions 2016
This year RGS entered four teams of students into the annual RSC’s Chemistry Challenge, a competition designed for Fourth Form students. All four teams performed very well in the first round of the competition which tested their chemical knowledge and ability to think laterally. Our A team of Gabby B, Joe M, Emma S and Chris S finished in the top 6 teams, out of 75, in the region (Sussex and Surrey). This resulted in them qualifying for the regional final. This was held on the 11 May at Kingston University. This time there was a greater emphasis on the practical side of the subject with the team having to work out the percentage purity of solutions and analyse how the composition of coins has changed over time as well as a multiple choice test. This played into the team’s hands and they quickly proved themselves to be the most methodical and accurate group in the competition and were duly crowned as Regional Champions, the first team from RGS to ever achieve this feat.