Perse students go for gold in national physics competition
Eight Perse students have beaten more than 1750 students nationwide to take a prestigious ‘top gold’ medal in a national Physics contest.
The 16 and 17 year olds’ success in the British Physics Olympiad puts them in the top 50 of young physicists in the country. They will now take part in the invitation-only second round, success in which would put them in the running to represent their country in the international challenge. The Perse students who won the ‘top gold’ grade are: Jamie Bamber, William Drake, Alex Harris, Hamish MacGregor, Thomas Mullock, Samuel Woods, Will Woods and Ebony Zhang.
More than 1,800 students participated in the UK-wide contest, in which they are set demanding questions to test their understanding and skill. In all, 24 Perse students received a medal.
|Alex Harris||Top Gold||Dilip Goyal||Bronze I|
|William Drake||Top Gold||Tom Poskitt||Bronze I|
|Ebony Zhang||Top Gold||Joseong Seo||Bronze I|
|Jamie Bamber||Top Gold||Ji Xu||Bronze I|
|Samuel Woods||Top Gold||Simon Ager||Bronze II|
|Will Woods||Top Gold||Conor Macgowan||Bronze II|
|Thomas Mullock||Top Gold||Will Louth||Commendation|
|Hamish MacGregor||Top Gold||Thomas Stowell||Commendation|
|Gregory Stewart||Gold||William Liu||Commendation|
|Jennifer Potter||Gold||John Busher||Commendation|
|Mohammed Zia||Gold||Ciaran Flaherty||Commendation|
|Jingxuan Yang||Silver||Euichul Jeong||Commendation|
|Leo Bridger||Silver||Oliver Goldberg||Commendation|
|Anthony Hattuman||Silver||Adil Webster||Commendation|
|Charles Turner||Silver||James Tunsley||Commendation|
Physics Teacher Dr Mike Goodson said: “I congratulate the students on these amazing results, which reflect their efforts not just this year but all the way through school.”