Top of the Bench

Top of the Bench is a national competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for 14 to 16 year old students.  Teams are invited to take part.  They should consist of four students: two from Year 9, one from Year 10 and one from Year 11.

DEBP organise the schools taking part in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area.  The elimination heat is a quiz paper to be undertaken in school under quiet test conditions.  Three teams from each county will be selected to attend the East Midlands Regional Final in January (exact date and venue to be confirmed).  The regional final will comprise a practical chemical problem solving team exercise and a test of chemistry knowledge. There will also be a chemistry demonstration.

If you'd like to take part in Top of the Bench please email