Shanghai United International School Qingpu Campus Dominates Prestigious Chemistry Competition.
After completing the rigorous UK Chemistry Olympiad (UKChO), four of our promising and passionate young chemists received both recognition and rewards for competing and defeating challengers from other schools.
G11 高赟琛 Peter Gao
G11 王政淇 Jack Wang
G11 叶莛均 Tara Ye
G11 陈徐思 Chelsy Chen
The UK Chemistry Olympiad (UKChO) is an annual competition hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The RSC, with headquarters in London and Cambridge, is one of the world’s most influential chemistry organizations. With over 50,000 members and an international network overseeing research, communication and publishing, the Society is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing their members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.
The UKChO is a selective British-based competition that potentially leads to participation in the International Chemical Olympiad. UKChO examiners are, in most cases, professors from Oxford and Cambridge universities who are very familiar with the undergraduate courses at their respective universities.
高赟琛 Peter Gao
The UKChO was not only a challenge but also an opportunity for me. While constantly learning and improving myself, I gained confidence in my studies and developed an interest in organic chemistry. It is “easy to meet a teacher, but hard to meet a mentor.” Here, I would like to thank Mr. George for his guidance and teaching. This honour is the ‘fruit’ of his hard work made during the pandemic period. I would also like to thank Ms. Jessie for her help in organic chemistry.
王政淇 Jack Wang
The competition included a lot of advanced high school and even university-level chemistry content. I pushed myself to learn beyond the curriculum, to spend more hours than I usually do to learn the subject, and to work harder than I have had to in the past.
叶莛均 Tara Ye
I am honoured to have achieved such a fine result in this chemistry exam and to have stood out among many excellent students.
During my preparation, I always believed in two principles: hard work and patience. In the process of reviewing and preparing, my speed of understanding and mastering knowledge was not always quick, but I also firmly believe that if I make progress little by little every day, I can eventually achieve excellent results.
In my future studies and work, I will cherish the harvest of this exam, constantly discovering my shortcomings and areas for improvement, and continuously practising and making progress. At the same time, I also hope that my results can inspire more people to explore the field of chemistry and contribute to the development of our society!
陈徐思 Chelsy Chen
Because of this competition, I learned more extracurricular chemical knowledge and discovered new areas where I need to improve. I will continue to work hard and strive for good results in the future.
SUIS Qingpu Chemistry Teacher
王子潇 老师 Mr. George Wang
When I saw the competition results, I was pleasantly surprised. The UKChO is the most prestigious chemistry competition in the UK. We used our weekly CCA time to prepare for the competition for students who love chemistry. However, in 2022, the pandemic was still raging, and most of our competition courses were completed online. As a teacher, I was still worried about the effectiveness of online learning, and half of the competition content was college-level chemistry, with tight deadlines and a heavy workload. In the end, four of our students participated in the competition and all of them won medals: two gold, one silver and one bronze – the medals will benefit these students’ future applications to top universities around the world. I hope that our high school teachers and students will work together to continue to make progress!