Prizes for Sixth Form Chemists of 2009 nominated by Oxfordshire schools

In November 2009, schools in Oxfordshire nominated one outstanding Year 13 student for the Sixth Form Chemist of 2009. The Award was hosted by Oxford University, SCI and the Oxfordshire Independent and State Schools Partnership (OISSP).

Prize winners were presented with certificates and book tokens at the University of Oxford Physical and Theoretical Building, South Parks Road. Parents and teachers joined students on the evening, which included a guided tour of the Central Research Laboratories and a spectacular display of ‘Chemical Magic’ by Dr Malcolm Stewart (University of Oxford) and Roger Nixon (Wheatley Park School and RSC Scholar for 2009). The awards were presented by Andrew Ladds, CEO of SCI 2005-10.

The Sixth Form Chemist of 2009 Awards is a joint project in increasing scientific awareness and achievement in the community. The OISSP is a local collaboration of independent and maintained schools in Oxfordshire, working together to raise achievement by sharing information, resources, and partnership activities and events. Tom Kempton, Project Director of the OISSP, said: ‘The event is a chance to celebrate the talent of exceptional students within our county’s schools. The SCI and the University’s involvement will raise aspirations and encourage students to apply their Chemistry skills in higher education and in industry’.

The list of award winners was as follows:

   Organisation              Winner   
   Bartholomew School      Abigail Linton   
   Bicester Community College      Jack Hardy   
   Blessed George Napier School      Xin-Yi Hu   
   Burford School      Christopher Lowe   
   Cherwell School      Lorna Softley   
   Chipping Norton School      Rosanna De Dios Fisher   
   Cokethorpe School      Gurdeep Bhella   
   Didcot Sixth Forms      Kriti Singh   
   d'Overbroeck's College      Fizah Dogar   
   European School      Immanuel Zachhuber   
   Faringdon Community College      Michael Cole   
   Fitzharrys School      Joseph Kennedy   
   Gosford Hill School      Mei Kwan Fung   
   Headington School      Chloe Maine   
   Henry Box School      Emma Keen   
   King Alfred's Community and Sports College      Patrick Williams   
   Lord Williams's school      Alex Feuchtwanger   
   Magdalen College School      Ian Shepherd   
   Marlborough School, The      Marianne Costa   
   Matthew Arnold School      Jane Allwright   
   Our Lady's Abingdon      Kathryn Porter Goff   
   Oxford High School      Jessica Creak   
   Oxford School      Fatemah Alherz   
   Radley College      William Handy   
   Rye St Anthony School      Hermione Stanley   
   St Edward’s School      Sebastian Anastassiou   
   St Gregory the  Great School      Stephanie Chapman   
   St Helen & St Katharine      Emily Stephens   
   Wallingford School      Michael Murray   
   Wood Green School      Sarah Dimmond   
   Wychwood School      Anna Hawthorne  

Oxfordshire Independent and State Schools Partnership, Oxford for the SCI Thames and Kennet Regional Group

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