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Year 11 Tackle Intermediate Physics Challenge

17 Feb

This term pupils in Year 11 have put their physics skills to the test in the British Physics Olympiad Intermediate Online challenge.

Consisting of two sets of multiple-choice questions, the challenge goes well beyond the standard curriculum and is a valuable enrichment experience for pupils.

Alongside over 5,000 pupils from 179 schools, our top Year 11 physicists tackled the online challenge with enthusiasm building their confidence, understanding and problem-solving prowess. Their results were excellent with five pupils awarded Silver, Thomas Smith, Jack Fleming, Connor Smith, Freddie Dalton and Louise Gambling, who achieved the best score. Four pupils received Bronze Awards, Giorgio Kleinmann, Jemima Teeton, Lampros Papadogiannakis and Jack Dando.

Head of Physics, Dan Lee, commented, “The British Physics Olympiad Challenges are well respected tests. They encourage participants to approach problems with an open mind, taking the principles of Physics and applying their learning to the real world. Our pupils all did very well, congratulations to them all.”

The written Physics Challenge for Year 11 takes place later this year, which will allow our top physicists another chance to tackle a challenging written Physics paper.