Years 10, 12 and 13 British Physics Olympiad Results
In November 2019 a number of Year 13 Physics students took part in both the ‘A2 Challenge’ and the main BPHO Round 1 paper. This was nearly 3 hours of demanding physics problems, and was taken by 5 students. They all did very well, obtaining Bronze awards, with Sruthi and Serena both top in School.
Year 10s have also participated in the first ever BAAO (British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad) on-line challenge. Lizzie obtained a Gold award, with 15 students obtaining Silver and Bronze awards The students who took part in this competition should be praised not only for their success in using their imagination to come up with ideas to answer some quite tricky questions, but also for their sense of adventure and purpose in being willing to give it a go when it was not a subject they are currently studying.
Also, for the first time, with a similar adventurous spirit, Year 12s have taken part in BAAO Olympiad paper for sixth formers. 18 students rose to the challenge, with Phoebe top in School, and Anushka, Mridhula and Klaudia all getting Merit awards.
Years 11 and 12 will be able to take part in their age group challenges in March, so visit the BPHO website to look at past papers if you are interested in practising for these.
If you would like to further extend your Physics thinking, use the ISAAC platform regularly, and you can also practice for future Olympiad challenges, eg the GCSE challenge in Year 11, or the A Level challenges, at: https://www.bpho.org.uk/