News Physics Achievements ‘Best Ever’ 04.07.2022

Collyer’s young physicists have been awarded certificates for achievements across a hugely successful academic year.

Physics teacher James Waller explained: “Thirty-eight physicists received certificates for awards in four British Physics Olympiad competitions we ran over the year. The competitions all consisted of very challenging physics questions, designed to put students’ problem-solving skills to the test, stretching them beyond the syllabus.”

In the Senior Physics Challenge Online Competition, Gold awards were achieved by first year students Aaron Poulter, Daniel Wright, Evan Fung, Oscar Gavira, Karena Ho and Greg Dargue. While in the Senior Physics Challenge (written paper), Gold awards were achieved by first year students Evan Fung, Daniel Wright, Jeremy Ghinn, Daehee Kim, Jade Vohra, George Clegg, and Oscar Detnon.

In the Year 13 Physics Challenge, the top award of Merit was achieved by seconds years Jasper Vermeer, Iona Haining, Tala Clark, Samuel Forbes, Tom Kimber, Alex Yang, Josh Wells and Molly Sharpe. In addition, Aaron Poulter and Daniel Wright’s scores in the Senior Physics Challenge were among the top 15 in the country!

Daniel and Adam holding their certificates

James Waller added: “We are delighted that Aaron and Daniel have now been invited up to the Royal Society in London, to receive their awards and also enjoy a lecture from University of Oxford lecturer and author Professor Stephen Blundell.”

Finally, in the extremely challenging British Physics Olympiad, four second year students achieved Silver awards: Samuel Forbes, Molly Sharpe, Tala Clark, and Iona Haining.

Deputy Principal Steve Martell said: “The Collyer’s community could not be prouder of these dynamic students and their teachers. Massive congratulations to them all. These achievements, across both year groups, represent our best results ever, which is a colossal achievement!”