This competition (Top Class) is part of the Norwich Science Olympiad and runs over several weeks from March up to the Olympiad in July. It comprises matches for whole classes or a combination of classes. The matches take place in schools at convenient times agreed by teachers, and last about half an hour.
The students are allocated ten teams with up to three students in any one team. Each team works at a computer that downloads multiple-choice questions which refer to scientific situations. The classes play matches head-to-head against each other and each team in one class is paired with a particular team in the other class to play a game. All ten games take place at the same time. In each game, the two teams simultaneously receive the same questions. Teams then collect points if the correct answer is given within one minute.
The class winning the greater number of games has won the match.
The grand final is a stage show before an audience of pupils, teachers and parents at the University of East Anglia. Year 9 students at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form took part in the competition this year and reached the finals after beating Norwich School in the quarter finals and North Walsham in the semi-finals. They then went on to win their match against Wymondham High in the finals held on the 4 July 2019.
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