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Schools' Analyst Competition


The Schools' Analyst Competition is a UK/Ireland-based competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division. The Republic of Ireland Sub-Region of this division have been invited to hold heast to select a national teams to go forward into this UK and Ireland Final (held in June in the UK). This team will compete with other finalists that are first year sixth form students (5th Year Leaving Certificate) studying AS level Chemistry or equivalent (i.e. Year 12).

Event Structure

In order to select the Republic of Ireland teams, three national heats will be run in Ireland – University College Cork, Dublin City University, and National University of Ireland Galway. Teams entering these heats must comprise three students (with an accompanying teacher). All members of the teams must be in 5th year of the Leaving Certificate Cycle. Teams will be required to undertake a practical analytical determination based on problems relevant to industrial or social needs. These are judged for skill, understanding and accuracy and are intended to promote team work and safety in the laboratory.

Schools' Analyst Competition Winners 2019, Clonakilty Community College

These heat competitions aim to test the participants on tasks which are relatively familiar to the students such as titrations/back titrations and tasks which are likely to be less familiar, such as chromatographic separations and spectrophotometry. In this way, it is hoped that the competitors will learn new skills, as well as demonstrate their existing knowledge, skills and aptitude for analytical science. Teams will be placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each heat. The top team will then be selected to go forward to the final to be held in the UK during the summer

How To Enter

Details on the 2019/20 competition will appear here in early 2020.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Dr. Eric Moore.

Photos | Schools' Analyst Competition - Previous Winners

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