RSC Local Section organisers and judges

[L-R Trevor Birt, Kevin Doherty, Simon Johnson, Mark Read and Les Cheriton]

2018 West Mids. Regional Final Winning Teams

1st Place (Winning Team)

2nd Place

3rd Place

Twycross House School

North Warwickshire


King Edward VI School



King Edward VI School for Boys



Final Ranking


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

Event Photographs

Event Photographs
Preliminary Round Results (Autumn 2017)

Top of the Bench Regional Finals will be hosted by the University of Birmingham

at the School of Chemistry  on

Saturday 20th January 2018.

The event will run from 10.00 a.m. and finish at approximately 3.00 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 Local Section.

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!




Programme of events

Time Activity Location
0930 – 1000 Arrival and refreshments Haworth Building Foyer School of Chemistry
1000 – 1100 Top of the Bench: Paper Quiz Haworth Reading Room
1100 – 1200 Top of the Bench: Practical Test Chem. West U/G Laboratories
1200 – 1300 Lunch: Sandwiches provided Haworth Reading Room
1300 – 1400 Topical Talk: Mr Simon Johnson (Final Year U/G) Ha LT 203
1400 – 1430 Results and Awards Presentation Ha LT 203

Top of the Bench


Top of the Bench

National Final

Top of the Bench

Regional Final