Top Gold standard set by Perse physics students in national olympiad
13 Jan 2021
Seven Perse students earned the Top Gold standard with phenomenal performances in round one of the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO).
Theo Zamirski, Hyaline Chen, James Martin, Ben Hancock, Onur Howie, Jude Burling (all Upper Sixth) and Jay Sardesai (Lower Sixth) were among just over 100 participants nationally to clinch the highest level grade.
The round one paper is designed to stretch and challenge Sixth Form physics students by setting them problems to solve that are beyond the difficulty of regular A level or Pre U exams. Split into two sections, the first includes a range of short questions, while the second features longer in-depth problems.
Having achieved Top Gold, the Perse students will now go on to take part in round two of BPhO as well as the British Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad later this term.
On top of their success, Perse students also received eight Gold awards, eight Silvers, six Bronze I, four Bronze II and one commendation in the first round of BPhO.