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: The competition is free to schools in the UK and Ireland. Schools in China can also enter, and should register through ASDAN China. We can’t accept entries from schools outside of these territories for the 2019 competition.
Q: Are younger pupils allowed to enter?
A: Yes, however please bear in mind that the questions focus on topics covered in a student’s final year of study. Because of this, Y12s who are confident about their knowledge could take part, but GCSE students may find the subject matter too advanced.