One of most prestigious Chemistry competition in the world

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry and St. Catherine's College, University of Cambridge

Highly recommended Super-curricular for high school students by University of Cambridge

Essential for the UK top universities' application, with over 10,000 students attending each year

UKChO (UK Chemistry Olympiad) is the continuation competition of C3L6

The outstanding candidates will be invited to the C3L6 Camp China

Over 60% winning rate

Date: Jun. 5, 2024(Wed.) 17:00-18:30 (90 min)

The St Catharine's College, Cambridge Chemistry Camp Date: 28th July-7th August, 2024

C3L6 China Camp Date: 9th August-13th August, 2024


The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge (C3L6) is a global challenge for high school students co-sponsored by the
Department of Chemistry and St Catharine's College at the University of Cambridge. It is ofcially recommended by
the University of Cambridge as a high school academic program. C3L6 is a highly valued chemistry challenge for UK
high schools, with over 10,000 students participating each year, and is often used as a pre-test for the UKChO (UK
Chemistry Olympiad). It is aimed at high school students up to Year 11 and designed to extend chemistry knowledge
in a challenging but fun way.
C3L6 is based on A-level chemistry knowledge, but is more diffcult than A-level and examines students' ability to apply
their A-level chemistry knowledge in a exible way. It is a highly rewarding challenge for students who want to explore
the eld of Chemistry further and its results are highly sought after by the world's leading universities. In the UK, the
C3L6 invites no more than 60 top students each year to a residential camp at the University of Cambridge. Designed
and taught by Cambridge professors, the camp aims to enhance the academic ability of young elites in Chemistry and
to encourage and help outstanding students to understand and choose to study at Cambridge in the future.

The St Catharine's College, Cambridge Chemistry Camp is an annual chemistry camp organized for top students in the UK
who have received the C3L6 Roentgenium Award, representing approximately the top 0.7% of C3L6 achievers. The camp is
led by the renowned chemistry professor, Prof. Peter Woother, who serves as the head coach of the mentoring team. Due
to the rigorous selection criteria and high academic standards, most outstanding students who participate are admitted to
G5 universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, and Imperial College London in relevant majors.

Starting from 2024, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with A*SEEDER, will selectively invite
35 students from China to participate in St Catharine's College, Cambridge Chemistry Camp. The camp aims to provide an
in-depth exploration of chemistry and an opportunity to learn about the university-level chemistry courses at Cambridge.
Selected participants will engage in discussions on cutting-edge theories, conduct hands-on experiments to verify
problem-solving approaches, and receive an official certificate from St Catharine's College. Participants will also stay in
dormitories at St Catharine's College, and experience the traditional formal gown dinner of the University of Cambridge.

The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Camp (C3L6 China Camp) aims to provide an opportunity for outstanding students
who performed well in C3L6 to explore chemistry in-depth. Led by a team of professors from the C3L6, the camp brings
international top-level chemistry classes to students in China, allowing them to interact and exchange ideas with chemistry
elites from various schools across the country.





Jun. 5, 2024(Wed.) 17:00-18:30 (90min)




Individual test


Test papers consists of 2-3 general chemistry questions with a dozen related sub-questions


A-Level Chemistry Course


  • Roentgenium Award
  • Gold Award
  • Silver Award
  • Copper Award

All papers will be sent back to the University of Cambridge for assessment, with marks set by the University of Cambridge and results expected to be issued within 60 days of the examination

The St Catharine's College, Cambridge Chemistry Camp




28th July-7th August, 2024


St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, UK


Roentgenium Award / Gold Award / Silver Award winners in 2023 C3L6 and Gold Award winners in 2024 UKChO



Cambridge Chemistry Camp Special Moments

C3L6 China Camp




9th August-13th August, 2024




The Roentgenium Award / Gold Award students in 2024 C3L6




The St Catharine's College, Cambridge Chemistry Camp:April 1st,2024
C3L6 China Camp:TBD

Participation quota

The St Catharine's College, Cambridge Chemistry Camp:35 Students
C3L6 China Camp:60 Students

Exam Centers

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship







Noted:The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:

Sample Problems


1. Can the students bring a calculator ?

Students can bring a basic calculator (without any equation editor and program functions).

2. Can the students bring a dictionary ?

The students can bring a printed version dictionary.

3. Refund policy
If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.
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