Olympiad in your classroom

Our primary goal is to foster students’ enthusiasm for chemistry and to connect like-minded people. We need your help! As a teacher you can help us by motivating, informing and coaching your students. We need you to encourage talented students to participate – either your entire class or individual students.

Participate

The Chemistry Olympiad 2021/22 will begin with the first round from August 16, 2021 through October 09, 2021 consisting of a 40-minute test.

 

The first round of the Swiss Chemistry Olympiad is over. Thank you very much for your numerous entries. The results will be published by email as soon as all postal entries have been processed. We appreciate your outreach to your students and look forward to having you again next year.

Online Registration and Test

You register yourself and your class online for the competition. Students write the test online, and you can also view the results online. Closing date for the 1st round is October, 9th 2021. 

 

Registration and Test on Paper

Download Test

You can download it here. Answer sheets and teacher's sheets were sent out in the mailing. Have not received any mail? Please contact us here. We are happy to send you another copy.

 

Submit the sheets

Please send the completed teacher's sheet and answer sheets of your participants to the following address:

 

Wissenschafts-Olympiade

Universität Bern

Hochschulstrasse 6

3012 Bern

 

Attention: Please note that the teacher's sheets are personalized and should not be shared within departments. The associated answer sheets are linked with a QR code. Please copy your answer sheets in the required numbers for all participants in your class(es).

 

Thank you very much for your support!

THEY SHOULD KNOW

Over 250 schools have already taken part in the Olympiads.

 

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FAQ

Why should I sign my students up to participate?

Because you make a valuable contribution.

  • You can challenge gifted students – with little extra effort on your part.

  • You may lay the foundation for a student’s university studies or a career in chemistry – this is quite common.

  • You open new doors. Students might discover hidden talents or interests.

  • You will get information on the level of your students – in comparison with students from Switzerland and around the world.

  • You can be proud of the accomplishments of your students, proud your school’s commitment – and proud of your own contribution.

What’s my task?

  • You are responsible for motivating the students to participate.

  • You initiate the first exam. That is very simple – students can participate in class or as homework. The exam takes 40 minutes and can be solved online or on paper.

How do I sign up?

You register yourself and your class online for the competition. Students write the test online, and you can also view the results online. Closing date for the 1st round is October, 9th 2021. 

 

REGISTER NOW

 

If you would like to take the test in paper form, you can download it here. Answer sheets and teacher's sheets were sent out in the mailing.

 

Please note that the teacher's sheets are personalized and should not be shared within departments. The associated answer sheets are linked with a QR code. Please copy your answer sheets in the required numbers for all participants in your class(es).

 

If you would like to perform the exam in paper form and have not received any personalized teacher's sheet with answer sheets or have not received enough, please contact us here.

 

Please send the completed teacher's sheet and answer sheets of your participants to the following address: Wissenschafts-Olympiade, Universität Bern, Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern. Thank you very much for your support!

What are the different steps of the competition?

The competition is divided into three rounds. Details of the individual rounds can be found here

What are the requirements for participants?

  • Students must either be enrolled at a Swiss or Liechtenstein school.

  • Students must not be enrolled at university or a university of applied sciences.

  • There is no age limit for the 1st round. For the 2nd round onwards students must be born no earlier than 1. July 2002 for the competition 2021/2022. (Exceptions are possible under some circumstances, please contact us for further information.)

Which level is required to participate in the Chemistry Olympiad?

Participation is recommended for pupils who have already attended 1-2 years of chemistry lessons at secondary level II. However, participation in the Chemistry Olympiad is open to all interested and motivated young people.

 

How can I prepare my students for the competition?

No preparation is necessary for the first round.

If you wish to get an idea of the level, you can find exams from previous years here.

CAN STUDENTS WITH AN IMPAIRMENT PARTICIPATE?

Our goal is to enable all young people to participate as fairly and barrier-free as possible. Pupils with a physical impairment, disability or chronic illness should also benefit from our educational program and receive the best possible support. We ask you or the affected pupil to contact us in order to work out an individual solution.

 

How much does it cost to participate?

The participation is free of charge. Throughout the competition, the olympiad covers all necessary expenses for students. This includes travel costs by public transport (2nd class), food, and accommodation.

 

Are there other Science Olympiads?

Yes, there are 9 more Science Olympiads in the following subjects: biology, geography, informatics, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physicsrobotics and economics.

 

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