RSC Local Section organisers, judges and volunteers

[L-R Mark Read and Trevor Birt]

[L-R Cameron Williams, Rebecca Bird, Kyle Stopford and Kanika Gupta]

[Ruth Patchett]

1st Place (Winning Team)

2nd Place

3rd (=) Place

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

Kings Heath


Concord College

Acton Burnell


King Edward VI High School for Girls



King Edward VI Five Ways School

Bartley Green


2019 West Mids. Regional Final Winning Teams

Final Ranking


1 King Edwards VI Camp Hill School (Boys) Kings Heath
2 Concord College Acton Burnell
3= King Edwards VI Five Ways School Bartley Green
3= King Edward VI High School for Girls Edgbaston
5 King Edwards VI School (Stratford upon Avon) Stratford upon Avon
6 King Edwards VI Camp Hill School (Girls) Kings Heath
7 King Edward’s School (Boys) Edgbaston Edgbaston
8 Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall Walsall

Event Photographs

Event Photographs
Top of the Bench Regional Finals will be hosted by the University of Birmingham

at the School of Chemistry  on

Saturday 19th January 2019.

The event will run from 10.00 a.m. and finish at approximately 3.00 p.m. (see full programme below).

Cars and minibuses will be able to park immediately outside the Haworth building (see map below).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the RSC Local Section.

School teams are advised to bring pens, pencils, calculators and rulers. Lab. coats and safety glasses for comfort, if they have their own, otherwise lab. coats and safety specs will be available!


Programme of events

Time Activity Location
0930 – 1000 Arrival and refreshments CTL Foyer/Cafe
1000 – 1100 Top of the Bench: Paper Quiz CTL
1100 – 1200 Top of the Bench: Practical Test CTL Wet Laboratory
1200 – 1300 Lunch: Sandwiches provided CTL Cafe area
1300 – 1400 Topical Talk: Mr Cameron Williams (Final Year U/G) Ha LT 203
1400 – 1430 Results and Awards Presentation Ha LT 203

CTL – Collaborative Teaching Laboratory
Ha – Haworth Building, School of Chemistry

Top of the Bench


Top of the Bench

National Final

Top of the Bench

Regional Final