Vishwa Patel, 19, has won a Bronze Certificate at the highly prestigious National Chemistry Olympiad.
The RSC Chemistry Olympiad is a national competition for the most able chemistry students. The competition consists of a gruelling two hour written exam in which students apply their A level Chemistry knowledge to unfamiliar and complex scenarios. This year nearly 5,500 students took part and certificates were awarded to those scoring highly relative to the other entrants - Bronze (top 63%), Silver (top 33%), or Gold (top 8%).
Vishwa, from Edmonton, competed against other students nationwide in a gruelling two-hour exam that took place simultaneously in colleges across the UK.
“It was quite tough because the written paper consisted of really high-level questions; some of which were at university standard.”
Vishwa is picture with her Certificate in a chemistry laboratory at the College’s Wood street Campus. After her A Levels, she hopes to go on to study Biomedical Science at Queen Mary University in London.
She said of her time at Barnet and Southgate:
“I’ve really enjoyed it here – I’m doing what I love, and the teachers are always really supportive”
Curriculum Manager for A Levels, Sue Baker, said of Vishwa:
“She really is a great student, and we all wish her well for the future; I’m sure Vishwa will be a great role model for future female students wanting to study sciences.”