Multiple Award Winners in BPHO Senior Physics Challenge

Ten of our Lower Sixth pupils have received their awards from the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) for their new Senior Physics Challenge (SPC).

There are now two competitions at this level. The SPC Online Competition takes place in the last week of January. It consists of two half-hour sets of multiple-choice questions which are largely about physics ideas, but also encouraging some wider reading and interest in the subject. It is an opportunity for students to take part in a national physics competition and to develop their confidence in the subject.

Two of the ten pupils, Joe and Patrick also completed the traditional paper-based problem solving competition.

The Senior Physics Challenge for Year 12 students is an exciting opportunity for students to stretch their problem solving skills and apply fundamental physical principles to novel situations.

Over 6000 students take part in the competition each year. In 2021, the Competition was run as an online multiple choice competition. 5300 students from 380 schools participated.

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