24th July 2023

BHASVIC Schools Analyst Competition 2023 winners!

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Schools Analyst competition is a practical based event where students are set a chemistry challenge, usually based on a fictitious “whodunnit” style scenario. This year’s competition was based around finding the cheating culprit in a bake-off using analysis of the foodstuffs used to bake the cakes, and the author of the writing on a note taunting the other more scrupulous competitors!

In May, we took part in the Schools Analyst Competition with 7 teams of 3 students all taking A level chemistry at BHASVIC (click here for details of this event). Using their chemical knowledge, deductive skills and teamwork, they had to upload their results to the RSC’s portal for judging remotely against all the other schools and Colleges in the South East England region.

The eventual regional winners were Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury so congratulations to them.

Our BHASVIC winners – whose results were judged to be the most accurate within our group of seven teams of three – were (below, L-R):

Rio Crockett, George Danial and Angus Stubbs.

Well done to all three for their winning combination of problem solving, technical accuracy, collaboration and chemical know-how!

 Rio Crockett, George Danial and Angus Stubbs