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NUS High School wins top school award at SJChO for second consecutive year
The Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad (SJChO) is an annual competition organised by the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, NUS, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science and Raffles Institution, supported by the Ministry of Education. This year, we also have the kind sponsorship of DSO National Laboratories to support the event.
The SJChO provides a platform for all upper secondary students to challenge themselves in their chemical knowledge and skills. It also seeks to promote the excitement in learning and doing Chemistry as well as to identify and develop chemistry talents. This year, near to 2500 students from 40 secondary schools took part in the competition.
On 30 April 2011, all participants sat for a two-hour theory paper with 50 higher-order and application-based Chemistry questions set by a panel of researchers, scientists and teachers. The top 25% students then proceeded to a three-hour practical round on 2 June where their skills were further tested.
With 108 medals, NUS High won the top school award for the consecutive year.