Congratulations to Our Brilliant Chemists

Nine Dulwich International High School Zhuhai Y12 students,  have participated in the UK Chemistry Olympiad (UKChO), achieving brilliant results. The awards include one Gold medal, six Silver medals and two Bronze medals. Founded by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 50 years ago, the UKChO is one of the world's most influential chemistry competitions with the highest academic requirements among high-school students. It is widely recognised by many prestigious universities in the UK and world-renowned polytechnic colleges. This year, the intensive competition has attracted more than 20,000 student participants from China and the UK.

Among these excellent results, Ivan K and Jason L have received the Honorable Mention Awards in the Chemistry category of the S.-T. Yau High School Science Award in December 2020. 

“Pursuing Chemical Sciences or Biochemical Sciences at University requires certain knowledge mastery in Chemistry and an off-shoot to academic achievements. UKChO is one of the international Olympiads in Chemistry that are well recognised around the world. This award will help the students’ portfolio shine amongst others. The UKChO is an individual competition, the difficulty of which is almost the same level as required for the UK national team. In addition to A-Level or equivalent level of academic knowledge, students need to have the ability to apply the skills they have learned in problem-solving and critical thinking. The examination took place in Jan 2021, however, we have been preparing for it since September 2020.” Chemistry teacher at Dulwich Zhuhai, Mr Shah mentioned. 

In addition to theoretical knowledge, Dulwich Zhuhai’s chemistry department places great emphasis in developing students’ independent reading skill, experimental ability through hands-on lab research, as well as increasing their interests in the subject. For certain students with extra passion or outstanding potential in chemistry, our teachers will extend the teacher-student engagement with co-curricular activities. For example, they will read and analyse a range of current chemistry research together, go through University curriculum in advance, study the materials and practice on the exercises of the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge (C3L6), the International Chemistry Olympiad (ICho) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). These kinds of integrated learning approaches, that go beyond textbook, will further prepare the students' holistic abilities, and help to develop their practical and innovative mindset as they graduate worldwise.

Congratulations again to our brilliant chemistry students! We look forward to more good news in the upcoming Canada Chemistry Contest.

UK Chemistry Olympiad

Designed to challenge and inspire, the UK Chemistry Olympiad is the leading chemistry competition for students in secondary education across the British Isles. This enriching experience is a unique opportunity for students to push themselves further and excel in the chemistry field.

Royal Society of Chemistry  

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), with headquarters in London and Cambridge, is one of the world's most influential chemistry organisations. With over 50,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business.