List of competing schools 2018


The Top of the Bench National Finals will be hosted by the University of Birmingham

at the School of Chemistry  on

Saturday 3rd March 2018.

The event will run from 11.00 a.m. and finish at approximately 4.30 p.m. (see full programme below).

Cars and minibuses will be able to park immediately outside the Haworth building (see map below).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the RSC.

School teams are advised to bring pens, pencils, calculators and mm rulers. Lab coats and safety glasses for comfort, if they have their own, otherwise disposable aprons and lab specs will be available!


Time    Activity Location
10:30 – 10:55 Arrival of teams and registration. School of Chemistry
Haworth Building Foyer
11:00 – 11:15 Welcome and briefing of staff and students Ha LT 203
11:20 – 11:55 Chemical Knowledge Test Ha LT 101
11:55 – 12:25 Lunch: Sandwiches provided Haworth Reading Room 209/209a
12:30 – 14:40 Briefing and two-hour practical test
(Programme of events for teachers.)
Chem. West U/G Laboratories
15:00 – 16:00 Where can Chemistry take me
Mr Simon Johnson (Final Year U/G)
Ha LT 101
16:00 – 16:30 Awards Ceremony
and presentation of prizes by
Sarah Robertson, Director of Education,
Royal Society of Chemistry
 Ha LT 101
16:30 End of competition.

Top of the Bench


Top of the Bench

Preliminary Round

Top of the Bench

Regional Final