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Success in the British Physics Olympiad Senior Physics Challenge

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A number of Sixth Form pupils, having taken part in the British Physics Olympiad Senior Physics Challenge, have been awards medals and commendations.

The Challenge is designed to stretch the most able young physicists in the country by posing challenging problems that require a deep understanding of physics and exceptional problem-solving abilities. Problems this year included working out how far a proton falls as it does laps around the Large Hadron Collider (not very far), to working out the direction between two cannon balls fired simultaneously with different charges.

Lower Sixth pupils George G and Tommy R-J did exceptionally well – George a bronze medal and Tommy a silver medal, putting him in the top 425 Lower Sixth physicists in UK.

In the Michaelmas Term we also entered some Upper Sixth pupils to the Olympiad itself, and have received the following commendations:

Vanessa C

Chris G
Will R
Anna L
Victoria Z

The Lower Sixth Olympiad Challenge commendations were for:

Karl D
Jamie G
Abigail H
Wang T
Kent T
Jeri W
Rachel Y
Finn K

Congratulations to all of you!

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