Perse physicists strike Top Gold in UK olympiad

Four Perse students have attained the Top Gold standard after fine displays in the first round of the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO).

Jay Sardesai, Iain Lam (both Upper Sixth), Emma Harris and Daniel Chen (both Lower Sixth) were among just 170 students nationally to achieve the highest grade out of 2,300 taking part.

It is a tremendous feat as the round one paper is designed to challenge Sixth Form physics students’ problem-solving skills with questions that are beyond the difficulty of regular A level exams. The paper is split into two sections, featuring a mix of short questions and longer in-depth problems.

As a result, Jay, Iain, Emma and Daniel will take part in round two of BPhO, as well as the British Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad later this month.

Besides their success, Perse students also claimed three Gold, 10 Silver, five Bronze I and seven Bronze II awards in round one of BPhO.


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