Congratulations to Year 12 learners, Elias McLaughlan, Molly Wilkinson and Kieran Lester for taking first place in the recent Royal Society of Chemistry Analyst Competition at Bradford University on 21 March.

Teams were required to undertake various practical analytical determinations based on problems relevant to industrial or social needs. The regional heat involved completing a series of titrations and carrying out chromatographic separations. These are judged on skill, understanding and accuracy and are intended to promote team work and safety in the laboratory.

Leader of Chemistry, Mr Skidmore said: “We are delighted with the final outcome and hope we can progress further in the competition. Well done to the three winners and the other learners that also took part in the competition.