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We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the 8 SWA student participants who travelled to Singapore this past week to take part in the 38th International C.B. Paul Science Quiz 2016 hosted by the Anglo-Chinese Junior College’s Science and Mathematics Council (ACJC SMC) and in collaboration with the College of Science, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore (NUS). The event was an international competition that students spent months preparing for, both after school and at home. The event was open to students in Grades 9 and 10. Participants were judged based on GCE “O” Level, IBDP, and some university-level of understanding of science and mathematics topics.

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Topics included but may not be limited to:

Physics Mechanics, thermal physics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear & Quantum physics
Biology Cell structure, biological molecules, physiological processes in plants and humans, and DNA and genomics
Chemistry Atomic structure, stoichiometry, electrolysis, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, acid-base reactions and organic chemistry
Mathematics Algebra, geometry, counting, number theory, and calculus. Computer
Computer Science Algorithm, Data Structures, Scientific Computing and Programming Languages.

 

Our SWA student participants were very successful with

  • 2 Gold Medalsawarded to Wysiana Patriciaand Vanessa Sugiharto
  • 2 Silver Medalsawarded to Chih Han Yeh (Josh)and Jing Jie Ng
  • 4 Bronze Medalsawarded to Jocelyn DungDenzel TjokroardiChristoaldo Wiloto and Athisa Budiman Goh

 

Student participants should be very proud of their accomplishments in this event as it was very challenging and required a great deal of training and learning outside of classroom instruction time. As teachers, we are exceptionally pleased with the results and are very proud of all participants who demonstrated courage, commitment and willingness to go above and beyond what is expected of them in the classroom. Some of the most important learning takes place in these types of competitions is helping students discover that they do have the ability to overcome large challenges and helping them figure out how to do so in a practical setting. All participants should be very proud of their accomplishments. Family, friends and teachers please take a moment to congratulate them and recognise their achievements in this highly competitive international competition.