Top of The Bench Competition, B'ham and West Midlands Regional Heats

1 September 2017 - 20 January 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

This national competition is for 14 - 16 year old students studying chemistry. It you are a teacher please encourage your students to take part. If you are a student please ask your teacher to register your team.
The competition begins with a factual knowledge written test run by the RSC Local Section for Birmingham & the West Midlands to select the top 6 teams for a regional heat. This will take place at Birmingham University on Saturday January 20th 2018 to select a team to represent the Section in the UK final. The top 3 teams in the regional final are awarded book tokens.
The regional final stage will test factual knowledge as well as practical and problem-solving skills where teamwork will be an essential factor.

Teams must consist of:
  • Two students from year 9
  • One from Year 10
  • One from Year 11
The final, organised by the RSC, includes:
  • A short test of factual chemical knowledge
  • A practical chemical problem-solving team exercise.
To find out more and apply to take part please contact Trevor Birt ( before 30th September 2017. The chemical knowledge test will then be sent out to participating schools on October 3rd This should be returned before the October half term. Please note that the test is taken by the whole team together.
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom

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