Competition Dates & Events/Workshops

Competition Dates 2024-25

CompetitionYear groupdeliveryLength of “Paper”Competition Date
Physics Challenge Year 13 or belowCompetition platform 1 hour Sept - Dec 2024
Astro Challenge Year 13 or belowCompetition platform 1 hour Sept - Dec 2024
BPhO Round 1*Year 13 or below Competition platform2 h 40m Fri 8th Nov 2024
Junior Astro ChallengeYear 10 & Year 11 online competition2 x 25 min Fri 1st - Fri 22nd Nov 2024
SPC Online CompetitionYear 12online competition2 x 30 min Mon 20th - Fri 24th Jan 2025
BAAO Round 1 Year 13 or below Competition platform 2 hours Tues 28th Jan 2025
IPC Online CompetitionYear 11online competition2 x 30 min Mon 27th Jan - Fri 31st Jan 2025
BPhO Round 2 Year 13 or below emailed 3 hours Thursday 6th Feb 2025
BAAO Round 2 Year 13 or below emailed 3 hours Tuesday 25th Feb 2025
Intermediate Physics Challenge *Year 11 Competition platform 1 hour Friday 28th February 2025
Senior Physics Challenge * Year 12Competition platform 1 hour Friday 7th March 2025
Junior Physics Challenge Year 10 online competition 2 x 25 min Fri 25th April - Fri 16th May 2025
Year 7/8 Physics Challenge Year 7/8 online competition 2 x 25 min Tues 29th April - Tues 20th May 2025
Experimental ProjectYear 12/13 & Year 10/11 Competition platform Project June - Dec 2024
Computational ChallengeYear 11/12/13 Competition platform Project April - August 2025

* International schools sit these papers after the UK. See the webpage for each competition.

We would encourage you to get your students taking part in the two Year 13 Physics Challenge and Astro Challenge Papers. These can be used as a resource for interesting questions or as a school competition. They introduce problems in physics. The Astro Challenge has a few astronomy multiple choice questions to encourage observation and learning about the night sky, but the majority of the questions are accessible to students studying physics and show interesting applications in a specialised area. Details are given in the front page and the constants page if you go to…


2. Events


A British Physics Olympiad event for students in Year 10

Date: Saturday 15th June 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: G-Research, Whittington House, 19-30 Alfred Pl, London WC1E 7EA


Teacher Event on Problem Solving in Physics - how to extend your able students

Date: Saturday 8th June 2024
Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Venue: G-Research, Whittington House, 19-30 Alfred Pl, London WC1E 7EA


Computational Challenge Webinars for Students

When How
The programme is set out on the Computational Challenge webpage