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Physics students enter Olympiad

 Young physicists from the Stamford Endowed Schools have challenged themselves in national exam papers from the British Physics Olympiad, hosted by the University of Oxford and the Institute of Physics.

These demanding papers are designed to challenge the country’s top young physicists by testing their understanding and problem solving skills at a higher level than the A-Level syllabus.

Eight Year 13 students took part in the A2 Physics Challenge, with four – Rowan Gregg, Ellie Johnson, Sarah Johnson and Hunter Tang - being awarded a Merit certificate, with Rowan Gregg scoring an impressive 88%, and four more pupils – Emily Talukdar, Eleanor Hunt-Pain, Charlie Dickinson and Allie Kelly - gaining a participation certificate.

Seven students also sat the flagship Physics Olympiad paper. This prestigious competition is entered by over 1,600 talented young physicists from across the county. Rowan Gregg was awarded a Bronze Level One, which places him in the top 27% of entrants. The other students – Charlie Dickinson, Sarah Johnson, Luke Higgins, Eleanor Johnson, Hunter Tang and Gwen Lam – were awarded commendations.