Success in British Physics Olympiad

Congratulations to lower sixth students Tom Wood (L6GLA), Gregory Travis (L6DUT), Owen Parsonage (L6DUT), Rohan Yesudian (L6GLA), Aadithya Ganeshram (L6LES) and Alasdair Daniels, who all recently took on the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) AS Challenge.

The AS Challenge is an exciting opportunity for students to stretch their lateral thinking skills and apply fundamental physical principles to novel situations. The AS Challenge is a single, one-hour paper that provides an excellent tool to assess and challenge student’s ability to work at Key Stage 5 and beyond. It consists of 10 minutes of thought-provoking multiple choice questions followed by a short answers section that tests subject knowledge and application.

After completion, teachers mark the scripts and send a record of marks to the BPhO. Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificates are issued to students reaching a threshold mark and Participation Certificates issued to participants.