Five Year 10 Pupils Awarded Silver Certificates In Junior Physics Challenge
On Friday 7 May, 60 Princethorpe College Year 10 pupils took part in the Junior Physics Challenge, a competition organised by the British Physics Olympiad.
This year the competition was run online and attracted 6,171 entries from 122 schools. It comprised of two papers each containing 30 multiple choice questions on topics that included Dynamics, Electricity, Optics, Heat, Units, Astronomy and Waves and was designed to engage and challenge pupils by offering a range of problems to solve. It was a great opportunity for our physicists to apply their curriculum knowledge of physics practically.
Five Princethorpe pupils were awarded Silver certificates including Zak Abba, Harry Fitzpatrick, Amy Hogg, Tom Lomas and Joseph Newborough. A further 44 pupils received Bronze certificates.
Dan Lee, Head of Physics, said, "Congratulations go to all the participants, it was great to see our Year 10 pupils engaging with the Junior Physics Challenge."