National chemistry award for King Edward VI Grammar School student

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STUDENT Jack Amey has been presented with a prestigious national Salters Advanced Chemistry Award.

The prizes are awarded annually to candidates who have achieved the highest marks in the Salters Advanced Chemistry exams. Over 12,000 candidates completed the Salters Chemistry A-level course in June 2011 and Jack was one of only five students to receive an award.

Jack completed his A-levels at King Edward VI Grammar School. The Chemistry department had an unprecedented level of success in June 2011 with 23 per cent of students being awarded an A* grade, compared with a national average of nine per cent.

Jack (pictured) is now undertaking a degree in Vetinary Science at Cambridge University.

Rosemary Hey, Chemistry teacher at KEVIS, who attended the award ceremony on behalf of the school, said: “Jack is a highly intelligent student who displays a real dedication to his work. The Chemistry department is delighted that Jack’s exceptional effort and achievement has been recognised with this award.”

Jack was presented with the award at the Salters Institute Annual Awards Ceremony held in London.