Who can enter the competition?
The UK Chemistry Olympiad is an extremely challenging competition, open to all schools in the UK.
Schools located outside the UK that wish to participate in the UK Chemistry Olympiad are able to participate in Round one, however they are not eligible to proceed to Round two. Schools outside the UK will be provided with electronic certificates, and grade boundaries will be based on UK scores.
We advise you to use your professional judgement when selecting entrants to this competition. Students should be aged 16 or over as questions are predominantly aimed at year 13 students (or equivalent). All students should be predicted an A or A* in A-level Chemistry (or equivalent).
To help teachers evaluate potential entrants’ suitability to enter the competition, we have made past papers and worked answers available.