The summer holiday saw Olympiad success for two Winchester College pupils.
Top year, Richard won a gold medal in the International Chemistry Olympiad, an astonishing achievement. He was the top-performing member of the UK team. The competition, in Paris, required each of the four team members from the 80 participating countries to complete a 5-hour theory exam and a 5-hour laboratory practical exam. The skills being assessed are very much undergraduate level, which means that a great deal of preparation time is required of the competitors, who are all current sixth formers. Richard has now gone on to read Natural Sciences at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.
Current upper-sixth pupil, Max was called up to represent the UK at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The competition was held in Hungary from 2nd to 10th August. Teams of five sixth-formers from 47 countries took part in the competition. There were four tests involved: a theory exam, data analysis, night observation and a planetarium task. Max won a silver medal for the UK – an excellent achievement.
9th December 2019
The holiday challenge set for prospective engineering and physics students inspired one pupil to design and make his own fully functioning robotic hand.
7th December 2019
Local pupils joined Winchester College boys for an event specially designed to help them prepare for everything a tough medical school interview might throw at them.
5th December 2019
A team of ten boys in years 9 - 13 travelled to Stowe for the second Philosothon competition and, following an evening discussing philosophical problems with pupils from 15 other schools, were once again crowned the overall winners.
25th November 2019
This year's Science Symposium with Cheltenham Ladies College brought together 60 sixth form science students.
21st November 2019
The Primary Maths Challenge is a national competition that helps young people develop a love of mathematics, encourages enthusiasm and boosts confidence. Winchester College mentors pupils from local schools to help prepare for the Challenge and this week celebrated their success in the competition.
20th November 2019
As part of a Week of Wonder at Winchester, 50 pupils from a local primary witnessed the impact of liquid nitrogen on everyday objects.