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YEAR 11 STUDENTS TAKE PART IN BRITISH PHYSICS OLYMPIAd INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS CHALLENGE

24 April 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Our Year 11 triple science students competed in the British Physics Olympiad Intermediate Physics Challenge Online. It consisted of two half-hour sets of multiple-choice questions which were largely about physics ideas, the challenge also encouraged some wider reading and interest in the subject. It was an opportunity for students to take part in a national physics competition and to develop their confidence in the subject.

Over 5,000 students from 179 schools registered to take part and our students performed amazingly with a third of the students achieving silver or gold certificates.

Anna Harrison, Lead Teacher of Physics said: “This is only the second year I have run this challenge and I was really impressed with all the students who took part. Special congratulations go to George Williams who was the only student to achieve a gold award, putting him in the top 17% of students nationally. Some of our students were also competing in the Maths Challenge earlier in the day, and as soon as they finished this they came straight to the Physics Challenge. Niamh Hyman was really impressive, achieving a Silver award in only just over half the recommended time allowance because of the overlap in competitions!”

 

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