Chemistry Olympiad success for students

Updated 10/05/2017

A Level Chemistry students at Gower College Swansea have performed extremely well once again at the Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad, which saw over 5300 young people participate in 2017.

The annual event is open to second year A Level students who are expected to achieve grades of A or A* in their exams, and is a challenging exercise that truly stretches the most committed young chemists.

Four candidates – Ivan Gelemerov, Matthew Brown, Aaron Robey and Briall Baker - achieved Silver certificates and one - Joshua Davies – gained a Certificate of Participation.

"All of the competitors gave up many hours of their own time to prepare for the challenging event and each of the five showed a commitment and professionalism that is truly laudable - I am immensely proud of them," says lecturer Paul Mouncher.

Gower College Swansea has been awarded ‘Associate’ status by the Royal Society, the UK’s national science academy.