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Physics Olympiad

Upper Eighth Paulines had a spectacular run at the British Physics Olympiad, securing 17 awards in the first round of the annual event. 

Seven of our pupils achieved the gold award, putting them in the top 50 nationally and giving St Paul’s some of the best results the School has ever had. Competitors who rank in the top 50 are invited to the next round in the hopes of qualifying for training camp selection and subsequently representing the country internationally in the summer.

The first round of the Olympiad, which is designed to “stretch and challenge the top young physicists in the country” according to the event organisers, took place during the autumn term with the second round due to take place at the end of January. Those who are selected for the third round take part in a presentation ceremony in April and attend the Oxford Training Camp. At the end of the camp, only five participants (plus two reserves) will go on to represent Britain in the International Physics Olympiad.

Award winners are listed below.

Name

Award

Tom Foster

Gold (Top 50)

Nicholas Palmer

Gold (Top 50)

Joe Benton

Gold (Top 50)

Lenny Wells

Gold (Top 50)

Lawrence Tray

Gold (Top 50)

Harry Armitage

Gold (Top 50)

Ben Yass

Gold (Top 50)

Hugo Aaronson

Silver

Ashwin Ahuja

Silver

Aran Veneik

Bronze

Henry Griffiths

Bronze

Cameron Steele

Bronze

Armaan Kamerkar

Bronze

Jason Kim

Bronze

Philip Fernandes

Bronze

Sean Lee

Bronze

Kelan Patel

Bronze

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