In June 2018, a group of year 12 pupils became the first cohort of Kensington Park School Sixth Form to participate in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

This competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested in Chemistry, and provides an excellent experience for anyone considering reading chemistry or a related science at university. The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge paper is set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists and is designed to be accessible to year 12 students, but takes them significantly beyond the syllabus and encourages them to think about chemistry in the way that they would at university.

Based on their results, students may be awarded a copper, silver, gold or, for the top achievers in the country, a Roentgenium award certificate from the University of Cambridge. The highest achieving students nationally are invited to a residential course at the university’s Department of Chemistry over the summer.


Congratulations go to Parisa Aliakbari, Daniel Orijako, Paniz Razei and Kevin Wan who were all awarded Copper certificates, and a special congratulations goes to Terry Lee, who was KPS’s highest scorer in the competition and has been awarded a Silver certificate.