Chemistry high school exams

Chemistry high school students and teachers, this is an opportunity to test your chemistry skills and knowledge with other students and high schools across Canada and worldwide.

The Chem 13 News and Avogadro Exams are challenging online exams written by more than 6000 grade 11 and 12 Chemistry high school students every May, and consist of 40 multiple choice questions written in a 75 minute exam period.

All participants are eligible for a certificate from the University of Waterloo. Top performing students from North America, and their schools, receive a limited-edition plaque featuring an element from our Timeline of Elements poster.

The Chem 13 News Exam is designed for Grade 12 high school chemistry students in their second high school chemistry course. Topics include: organic chemistry, equilibria, kinetics, oxidation-reduction, bonding, structure, reactions, solutions, and gases.

The Avogadro Exam is designed for Grade 11 high school students in their first high school chemistry course. Topics include: structure of matter, bonding, reactions, solutions, and gases. The test includes a few probing and demanding questions on some of the main topics of high school chemistry.

Please note the 2020 Chem 13 News Exam and the Avogadro Exam have both been CANCELLED.

With the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the University of Waterloo is shifting its efforts to focus on our online courses and as such,  we will not be holding the Chem 13 news exam or the Avogadro Exam in 2020.  

Please watch our website for information about the next exams in 2021.

Exam results and awards

Chem 13 News and Avogadro Exam results are available to teachers online. Teachers can see how their own students performed on the exam overall, as well as on each question relative to all students who have written the exam. We also publish a summary of exam results from our most recent exams, as well as information about exam awards for the top-performing students.

Please note: Exam results are not used as a criterion for admission to university studies. We do not show or give results to any admissions committee.

Questions

If you have any questions, please let us know. Email Kathy Jackson at kjackson@uwaterloo.ca

2020 EXAM DATES

With the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the University of Waterloo is shifting its efforts to focus on our online courses and as such,  we will not be holding the Chem 13 news exam or the Avogadro Exam in 2020.  

Please watch our website for information about the next exams in 2021.

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Kathy Jackson
Chem 13 News Secretary
kjackson@uwaterloo.ca
Location: C2 280