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Year 12 chemistry competition

Students in labs with pink liquid in beakers

Four teams of year 12 chemistry students have taken part in this year’s schools’ analyst competition, which gave them opportunities to demonstrate their aptitude for analytical science through solving practical problems. This year the students assumed the role of analytical chemists employed to help the transformation of a family-owned fish and chip shop. They had to analyse local flour samples, potatoes and vinegar to help the restaurant choose high quality local ingredients that would improve the sustainability of the business and reduce it’s impact on climate change. Four teams of students competed to collect high quality data, which they then submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry's analytical division for assessment. The team with the highest score will be entered into the London and South-East regional heat.