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Outstanding results for Reading School Students in the British Physics Olympiad 2020/2021

Congratulations to Ruilang Q (13SP) and Swapnanil D (12DAW) who achieved Gold and Siyuan L (13KY) and Oliver T (13MRC) who achieved Silver in Round 1 of the British Physics Olympiad 2020-21

All four students are within the top 30% of highly able students taking this competition. 

The British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) aims to encourage the study of Physics and recognise excellence in young physicists.  The competitions are designed to test understanding and problem-solving skills and are open to able young physicists in school years 11-13 (GCSE to A2 or equivalent).

This year 1,768 students from over 297 schools participated from the UK and a few schools overseas (and a further 2,000 students in China). This paper is to challenge a range of student knowledge, preparation and ability, whilst aiming at stretching and challenging the top young physicists in the country in a national competition. 

Every question requires a different perspective to get the measure of it. This fluency in recognising topics and linking ideas is, in part, what develops the physicist's confidence and mastery. It takes time and perseverance to master this challenge, both in terms of understanding the problem and presenting the answers in a readable layout. These are about particular skills, which we try to develop in our students over time, here at Reading School.

Mr A M Robson (Headmaster) said:

"Congratulations to Ruilang Q (13SP) & Swapnanil D (12DAW), Siyuan L (13KY) and Oliver T (13MRC) for their success in the 1st round of the Olympiad.  This is an exemplary result and would have required immense commitment and devotion from each of you.  Well done. 
A special thank you to Mr I Sharma (Teacher of Physics) for supporting the next generation of physicists."

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