Further Success in the Physics Olympiad

Last week, eleven of our students sat the junior version of the Physics Olympiad competition – the GCSE Physics Challenge. This is an hour long theoretical paper open to able young physicists designed to test their understanding and problem solving skills. This is a challenge for able students which allows them to test their knowledge with stimulating questions and compare their attainment with students from all over the United Kingdom.

Four of our Year 11 students, Matthew, Alex, Jamie and George (pictured), achieved an excellent Silver award which ranks them within the top 10% nationally. Alastair Horn, Matt Joynson and Thomas Merrall achieved a Bronze 1 award which places them in the top 15% nationally and Balint Sido achieved a Bronze 2 which ranks him in the top 17.5% nationally. A special mention should go to both Matt and Thomas who sat the competition a year early and so performed remarkably well.