Carson, a fifth former at Winchester, has achieved the highest mark in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, known as C3L6. This is a national competition aimed at lower sixth pupils. Ten thousand students from across the UK sat the paper. The 90-minute exam, taken in June each year and set by teachers and university chemists, aims to "stretch and challenge" students interested in Chemistry.
A leading scientist in his year group, and talented in both chemistry and physics, Carson has now been invited to join the top 50 lower sixth pupils in the country at the C3L6 summer camp in Cambridge.
Carson is pictured receiving the Danckwerts prize, which is awarded annually for the highest mark in the school scored in the C3L6 paper. Peter Danckwerts, a pupil of Winchester College in the 1930s, won a George Cross for disarming unexploded parachute mines in the 1940 London Blitz. After the war he took a two-year chemical engineering course at MIT. Later, while on the staff at Cambridge, he developed much of the theory behind modern chemical engineering.
Danckwerts’ nephew, Peter Michael Danckwerts, presented Carson with a biography of Danckwerts by Peter Varey, and wished him further success.
11th November 2019
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4th November 2019
At the opening of the Cameron Bespolka Outdoor Classroom, we welcomed family, friends, teachers and House staff to remember Cameron and celebrate his legacy in the form of this inspiring new learning space.
23rd October 2019
One of the stars of the show writes about his love of acting, the importance of drama at the school, and the latest production.
19th October 2019
Hampshire students gathered at Winchester College for a celebration of the work of poet John Keats and to receive their prizes following a county-wide essay competition.
16th September 2019
Professional development for science teachers, particularly those working in the state sector, is in high demand so the school ran a very successful, free training day last summer, focused on physics.
5th September 2019
Two Winchester pupils chosen to represent the UK, came home with medals from the 2019 Chemistry Olympiad, and the Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad.