Physics students achieve in the British Physics Olympiad!

Congratulations to everyone who has taken part in the wide range of physics competitions that have been taking place over the last few months!

Physics Olympiad

Congratulations on all of your success!

Hills Road students have once again achieved excellent success in the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO)

The BPhO is an annual competition where students can test their knowledge of physics. Round one consists of a 2hrs 40min paper, which is split into two segments. The first is a set of short questions, while in Section two students get to pick from a choice of long questions.

Twenty students from Hills Road entered this competition, and over 30% achieved the Gold award! Notable mentions include Jamie Sills, Nola Guy, Alexander Brown and Alex Cheng who were all invited to take part in the second round of the competition, which takes place in February.

The second round of the competition involves sitting a 3hr long paper, in which there are between three and five questions to answer. Depending on how well students have achieved, they will receive a bronze, silver or gold award.

The results of BPHo Round one and two are analysed and 14 students are selected and invited to the Oxford Training Camp, where they are narrowed down once again for the UK’s international team.

Hills’ Y12 students have also had some great success in the Senior Physics Challenge, with 64 students entering and over a third achieving the Gold award.