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We are now receiving entries for the 2019/20 Cambridge Upper Secondary Science Competition following the success of this year’s inaugural contest.
The competition is for Cambridge IGCSE and O Level learners, giving them the chance to develop their passion for science by working in teams to devise projects, conduct practical investigations and present their work based on a topic of interest.
We were inundated with entries from around the world earlier this year and the Jayshree Periwal International School in India was announced as the overall global winner.
The aim of the competition is to promote the attributes of a Cambridge learner through collaboration, communication, innovation and creativity.
Teams choose a topic for their investigation, which they complete over 20-25 hours outside of normal curriculum time, and with support from a teacher. They are also expected to produce a report based on their work, and to present their project to their teacher and peers.
Teachers at the school assess the project, awarding a gold, silver, bronze or participation certificate.
Gold winners are then submitted to our expert panel of judges in Cambridge who standardise the work and verify it is of Gold standard. The judges will select one winner from each region, including an overall global winner. This year, we have decided to also publish lists of all of the runner-up Gold winners in each region.
Regional winners receive individual medals for each team member and a letter of commendation from the Director of Education at Cambridge International. The overall global winner will also receive gold medals and the letter of commendation, and the school will receive a plaque of recognition.
Schools that enter students for the competition will find all of the supporting documents they need on the School Support Hub. We have also made exemplar work available to further support students. The closing date for entries is 31 January, 2020.
Important: The support pack and notably the mark scheme has been updated for 2020 so schools that entered the competition last year must download the latest version.
Find out more information and complete the entry form