RSC Regional Final Round 2023/4

When and Where?

Following the successful preliminary round, held jointly at Coventry University and the University of Birmingham, The top scoring schools have been invited to the Regional Final. The Birmingham & West Midlands Local section Regional Final will be held on TBD January 2024, hosted by the University of Birmingham at the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL).

The event will run from 10.30 a.m. and finish at approximately 3.00 p.m. (see full programme below).

What to bring?

  • School teams are advised to bring pens, pencils, calculators and rulers
  • Lab. coats and safety glasses for comfort, if they have their own, otherwise lab. coats and safety specs will be available!
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the RSC Local Section.

Transport and Parking

Cars and minibuses will be able to park immediately outside the CTL building or in the Haworth Car Park (see map below).


Any parents providing lifts are welcome to stay in the comfort of the CTL as refreshments will be available.

Team information ...

Students should remain in the same teams that competed in the preliminary round and each team should be made up of the following:

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

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

What to bring ...

Each team member needs to bring:

  • Pens, pencils and rubber
  • Calculator
  • Ruler

Complimentary refreshments will be provided in the CTL Building.

Programme ...

Programme of events

Time Activity Location
1000 – 1030 Arrival and refreshments CTL Foyer/Café
1030 – 1200 Top of the Bench: Paper Quiz CTL
1200 – 1300 Top of the Bench: Practical Test CTL Wet Laboratory
1300 – 1400 Lunch: Sandwiches provided CTL Café area
1400 – 1430 Topical Talk / Lab Tours: CTL Wet Laboratory
1430 – 1500 Results and Awards Presentation CTL Café

CTL – Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

Location ...

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