ANCQ (An International Chemistry Quiz)
The ANCQ is an international quiz based on Premium Chemical Education activity run by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute with a mission to improve the quality of life through leadership in the field of Chemical Sciences.
The Quiz came in operation since 1982, growing from humble beginnings into an international event spread over 23 countries, 7 languages, 1400 schools, and over 94,000 students. The quiz is just not an exam but a means of promoting chemistry in schools and enthusing the students to study chemistry. Also, it emphasizes the observation skills and problem-solving abilities of students.
The quiz is not based on a specific syllabus due to the wide and varied participation base, however, the questions have been designed on a process basis, so that students should be able to deduce the answer from the material supplied.
Further, the reports are being shared with teachers, so they can see how their students, and school performance, compared to others in the state or country. These statistics help teachers to gauge their own students’ understanding of various aspects of chemistry.
The duration of the exam is one hour and comprises 30 multiple-choice questions.Read more...