This national competition is for 14 – 16 year old students studying chemistry.
If you are a teacher please encourage your students to take part.
If you are a student please ask your teacher to register your team!

About...
The West Midlands Local Section Committee of the Royal Society of Chemistry will again this year be hosting a regional heat for the RSC “Top of the Bench” competition aimed at KS3 and KS4 students.

The competition is designed to encourage and reward high achievement and is an excellent opportunity to showcase talent in the local area.

Team information ...

Each team should be made up of the following:

  • 2 students from year 9
  • 1 student from year 10
  • 1 student from year 11

Each school can enter up to TWO teams.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Certificates and Book Tokens are awarded to the top three teams (£80, £60 and £40)

with an additional £50 to the winning school.

Sponsored by the Birmingham and West Midlands RSC Local Section

1st Prize (Winning Team)

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Previous winning schools …
Final Ranking


School


1 King Edwards VI Camp Hill School (Boys) Kings Heath
2 Concord College Acton Burnell
3= King Edwards VI Five Ways School Bartley Green
3= King Edward VI High School for Girls Edgbaston
5 King Edwards VI School (Stratford upon Avon) Stratford upon Avon
6 King Edwards VI Camp Hill School (Girls) Kings Heath
7 King Edward’s School (Boys) Edgbaston Edgbaston
8 Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall Walsall
Final Ranking


School


1 Twycross House School Twycross
2 King Edward VI School  Stratford-upon-Avon
3 King Edward’s School for boys Edgbaston
4 Alcester Grammar School Alcester
5 Malvern College Malvern
6 Concord College Shrewsbury
7 King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys Kings Heath
Final Ranking


School


1 King Edward’s School Edgbaston for boys Edgbaston
2 Concord College Shrewsbury
3 King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys Kings Heath
4 King Edward VI High School for Girls Edgbaston
5 Rugby School Rugby
6 Alderbrook School Solihull
Final Ranking


School


1 King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys Kings Heath
2 Malvern College Malvern
3 King Edward VI High School for Girls Edgbaston
4 King Edward’s School Edgbaston for boys Edgbaston
5 King Edward VI Five Ways School Bartley Green
6 Concord College Shrewsbury
7 Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Derbyshire

Final Ranking


School


1 King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys Kings Heath
2 King’s High School for Girls  Warwick
3 Bromsgrove School Bromsgrove
4 King Edward’s School Edgbaston for boys Edgbaston
5 Warwick School  Warwick
6 Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy  Handsworth

To find out more and apply to take part please complete the contact form below or contact Trevor Birt (tjbirt@gmail.com) before 30th September.

The chemical knowledge test will then be sent out to participating schools on 3rd October.

This should be returned before the October half term. Please note that the test is to be taken by the whole team together.

For further information on completed events, click the years below for schools’ lists and photographs!

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