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Top Gold Award for Weng Ga

Upper Sixth pupil Weng Ga C has received a Top Gold award in this year’s British Physics Olympiad, placing him in the top 6% nationally. Ricky T also achieved a Gold award (top 16%), and Silver awards were received by Terry J and Martin P-S (top 36%).

Pupils sat the papers in November 2023 and the three hours of questions challenged their range of knowledge, preparation, problem-solving skills and tenacity. 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 a deeper understanding of the ideas and applications of physics. The results were announced just before the half term break.

Mr Harmsworth, Head of Physics, commented: “As always, the 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. This is our best crop of Physics Olympiad results this century and we are very proud of the effort they all put in tackling the papers.”