Year 12 sixth formers Cody Jones, James Page and David Green are all celebrating their success in the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools’ Analyst Competition. Thomas Adams School is located in the RSC Analytical Division Midlands region. Our winning team had the overall highest marks in the region and so are also crowned winners of the regional competition!
This annual competition is open to all Year 12 A Level Chemistry students. Hundreds of students in the Midlands participate every year, this is an outstanding achievement!
Back in May, Thomas Adams was selected out of 200 schools to receive a competition box for students to compete in the experiment. In teams of 3, students have been working together to identify the contents of waste barrels found abandoned by a river in a fictional town called Allvale. Teams carried out some background research followed by a lab session in which they carried out their analyses. Teams also had to be skilled in time management and teamwork to complete the series of experiments in the 3 hours allowed. All findings were then submitted online for judging.
Each student has received a £50 Amazon gift card to spend on whatever they like. The school also received a £500 grant for educational activity which will be spent on analytical science.
(L- R) Cody Jones, James Page, David Green with their Chemistry Teacher, Miss McConnell