20 Dec - British Physics Olympiad


Congratulations to our Year 13 Physicists, who once again excelled in the British Physics Olympiad. The question papers are incredibly tough, testing the problem solving abilities of the participants, and going well beyond the bounds of the A-Level curriculum. Almost 2000 students took part across England and Wales, with a further 1000 in China entering for the first time. Any award in this gruelling examination is a huge achievement, in fact, only 10% of the 3000 participants scored over 50% of the total marks available. 10 St. Olave’s students (a record total) showed the determination, knowledge and resilience required to gain a classification. Bronze awards were gained by Sam Eldridge, Joshua Abu, Abbie Davidson, Hai Duong, Alex Lamberti and Calvin Su. Silver awards went to Priyanka Patel, Irfan Zaman and Jessye Tu. However, special mention has to go to Manav Babel who became only the 3rd St Olave’s student in the last 6 years to gain a Gold Award, a truly phenomenal result. Well done to all the students who participated, for all of them this is a valuable step in developing skills that enable an understanding of the broad landscape of a fantastic subject.

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