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    ANCQ Competition 2018


     ** ANCQ 2019 will be held on Tuesday 30 July**

    Results and certificates have now been distributed for the 2018 Quiz (India results available end-November).

    Many thanks to all the students and teachers who took part this year.

    We would welcome any feedback about this year's Quiz.

    Please email your comments to ancq@raci.org.au


    The ANCQ is a unique chemical education activity. It provides a major focus for secondary school students on the relevance of chemistry in an exciting and stimulating way. The RACI invites all students to participate in the ANCQ.

    The ANCQ aims to promote interest in chemistry and the role of chemists in our society. The ANCQ is not a nationwide assessment of chemistry knowledge, but rather an opportunity to promote Chemistry and for teachers to gauge the understanding their students have of the subject.

    The ANCQ is not a test of syllabus content. While some questions will rely on knowledge and understanding covered as part of studying the Australian Curriculum, we have endeavoured to make the quiz interesting and to promote chemistry and chemical thinking. Questions that go beyond what is covered in syllabus documents should be able to be answered by students applying their knowledge and understanding to stimulus material provided in the questions. Some questions that are designed to challenge more able students may be/will be included.

    All students receive a Certificate of Participation and we anticipate that 40% of all entrants will receive Certificates of Merit to acknowledge their efforts at Credit, Distinction and High Distinction levels. Students who obtain a perfect score of 30 out of 30 receive a Certificate of Excellence and a Lapel Pin. Students are encouraged to engage with the questions and are not penalised for incorrect answers. Students will only be competing with other students from their country or state, in the same year level.

    The ANCQ is truly an international competition with papers translated into seven different languages. The Quiz attracts students throughout Australia and 20 other countries, including India, Germany and China. We anticipate an even greater response for next year’s Quiz including students from Europe and the Middle East.

    The Quiz consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes.

    The age divisions are:

    • Junior – Years 7-8
    • Intermediate – Years 9-10
    • Senior – Year 11
    • Final – Year 12

    In 2018, entry costs were AUD$6.00 (incl GST) per student

    The Quiz was held on Thursday 2 August 2018



    ANCQ Past Papers are now available. Please visit our store, or click on the link below, to purchase all year levels.


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    Chemical Resource Centre

    The RACI has produced a free resource database for teachers to use as a teaching aid.

    It has been divided into 4 Units, and includes latest news, research articles and demonstrations that both students and teachers alike will find beneficial for their chemistry knowledge and understanding.

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    Please note: If you are located in Singapore you will not be able to purchase past papers from the store. For further enquiries please email the ANCQ team at ancq@raci.org.au


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