Eleanor, Upper Sixth, collected the Best Sixth Form Chemist Award from the Society of Chemical Industry’s Thames and Kennet Group.

Eleanor was presented with the award on Wednesday 2nd October at Surrey University, by Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Neil Ward. Many Surrey schools attended the event, which was organised by Dr Oliver Choroba, Chairman of the SCI Thames and Kennet Group, and Charterhouse Chemistry Teacher.

The selection process to find our Best Sixth Form Chemist began when Tormead’s Chemistry Department invited the Sixth Form Chemists to submit an application, which included evidence of their inquiry into Chemistry beyond the syllabus, their symposium subject, work experience and topics that inspired them: all things that enhance their scientific ability. This application, along with the young Chemists’ AS results, was used to select Tormead’s candidate for the award. Schools had been asked to identify their most enthusiastic young chemist with outstanding qualities and interest in Chemistry.

At the event Tormead girls and teachers were given a real insight into Surrey University, which recently ranked as one of the top ten of universities in the UK. They toured the university’s state-of-the-art laboratories, and benefited from an inspirational talk by Professor Reid, who communicated the skills required of successful students and graduates today.

We are very proud that Eleanor’s attainment and hard work has been recognised by this prestigious award.