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Success for Pupils in British Physics Olympiad

physics olympiad stamfordEarlier in the academic year four SES students competed in round 1 of the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO), with one achieving SES first gold award in over a decade.

This year over 1,600 students participated in the notoriously hard Olympiad from schools across the UK. The competitions test paper is designed to stretch and challenge the very best young physicists through a national competition. The tests are extremely challenging and it always reflects strongly on candidates who are willing to take part in a competition which tests even the most capable problem-solving physics students. 

Douglas Douglas (Y13) achieved the Gold award which meant he was placed among the top one hundred in the country who took part in the competition. Marek Sklenka (Y13) attained the silver award, Teresa Tian (Y12) took the Bronze award and Matthew Smith (Y13) received a commendation.

Each of the students will receive a certificate as a result of their success and Douglas will be sent a book prize as a result of attaining a gold award. 

Head of Sixth Form at Stamford School, Geoffrey Brown, said “We are very proud of our student’s achievements which will be invaluable in an increasingly scientific and technological world.”