Frequently asked questions
Q: I missed the deadline to register my school – will it still be possible to enter?
A: No – we have to move on to processing entries as soon as the deadline passes, so it’s not possible for us to accept late registrations.
Q: Do I need to have the names of my students ready before I register?
A: No, we won’t ask for the complete list until you upload your scores. All you need in order to register is the name of your school.
Q: Can I register as an individual student?
A: If you would like to take part in the Chemistry Olympiad, you must let your school or college know so that they can register on your behalf. We can’t accept registrations from students directly.
Q: May I register a school from outside the UK?
A: This is a competition for UK schools only. At the moment, schools outside of the UK can take part in round one, but it won’t be possible to progress to the second round or receive certificates. We reserve the right to change or modify this access without notice.
Q: Are younger pupils allowed to enter?
A: Yes, however please bear in mind that this is a competition designed with gifted Y13 pupils in mind. Y12 may also take part and succeed but the subject matter will generally be too advanced for anyone working at GCSE level.