RSC Schools’ Analyst Winners

Congratulations to the Bancroft’s team of Lower Sixth Formers Emma Jackson, Rebecca Hague and Peter Andreev who entered the RSC’s (Royal Society of Chemistry) Schools' Analyst Competition at Queen Mary’s University and won the county (Essex) heat on Friday 27 February.  The competition is open to year 12 students studying Chemistry at AS level.

They will join the other regional winners for the National Final which takes place in Aberdeen in June.  Students had to work accurately and efficiently in the laboratory for three hours to complete the task which was to calculate the iron content in a given vitamin tablet.  The task involved the use of some unfamiliar techniques. The Bancroft’s team achieved the closest value to the correct answer; this is the first time a team from Bancroft’s has won the Essex heat.

The photo shows the Bancroft’s team with the judge Mr Brian Woodget, former National Coordinator, RSC, Schools’ Analyst Competition.

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