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British Physics Olympiad 2021 - update!

Even more Physics Olympiad success for the unstoppable James Brownlie!
25 Apr 2021
Written by Lorna Godson
School News
Where a love of physics is nurtured
Where a love of physics is nurtured

Year 12 student James Brownlie has made it all the way through the Physics Olympiad competition and now claims his place as one of only five on the British team for the International Physics Olympiad taking place this summer 2021.  Congratulations to James on this truly phenomenal achievement!

Here's how the competition unfolded over the last few months:

Fifty-two students from Year 12 took part in the British Physics Olympiad Senior Challenge. This annual competition is a real test of students’ problem-solving skills and recognises excellence in Physics. Over five thousand students took part from three hundred and eighty schools, so to achieve any certificate is a fantastic achievement!

There were 6 Golds, 20 Silvers and 19 Bronzes amongst our talented Pate's cohort!  A special mention must go to those who gained a gold award: Ollie Ainsworth-Parker, Matthew Davis-Haller, Stefan Djakovic, Dou-Dou Liu, David McIntosh and Alex Meeke.

This year we had a record number of pupils - James Brownlie, Finn Dawson, Abi Godden, Noah Quli and Aayush Mohta - who achieved scores in an in-school selection round high enough to enter the first round of the Olympiad proper. All five students achieved marks that put them amongst the top 1% of Physics students in the country - an outstanding result! James Brownlie and Finn Dawson deserve special mention achieving a Top Gold, the highest award possible in Round 1 of the Olympiad. These two students will now proceed to a second round and if their success continues they could be chosen to represent the UK in the International Physics Olympiad.

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