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Gold Award for Leysian Physicist

Upper Sixth pupil Mark F received a Gold award in the 2022 British Physics Olympiad, placing him in the top 8% nationally. Isaac K also gained a Silver award, and Derek L, Kerem O and John W all gained Bronze awards.

The pupils sat the papers on 11 November 2022 and the three hours of questions challenged their range of knowledge, preparation skills, and ability. The aim of the Olympiad is to stretch and challenge the top young physicists in the country, preparing them for future study and giving them deeper understanding of the ideas and applications of physics.

Mr Harmsworth, Head of Physics, commented: “All questions required very different perspectives to get the measure of them. Time and perseverance were needed to master this challenge as they are not your everyday A Level Physics questions. The pupils have once again done very well and we are very proud of the effort they all put in to tackle the papers.”

Top performer Mark has recently received a conditional offer from Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he hopes to study Engineering from September.