Astrophysics Challenge (Year 13 and below)

Astrophysics Challenge (Year 13 and below)

It is suitable for students studying physics or equivalent A Level.

A mixture of astronomy and physics to allow students to analyse observational data through to a conclusion. Physics ideas applied to the wider universe in a problem solving context. Based on astronomy observing and core physics (Doppler Effect, Kepler’s Third Law, Newton’s Law of Gravitation, Hubble’s Law, resolution).

The Astro Challenge is a single, one-hour paper that provides an excellent tool to assess and challenge students’ ability to work at Key Stage 5 and beyond. It consists of ~10 minutes of thought-provoking multiple choice questions followed by a short answers section that tests subject knowledge and application.

Papers and mark scheme are sent to teachers on receipt of an entry form. After completion, teachers mark the scripts. Distinction and Merit Certificates are issued to students reaching a threshold mark. Participation Certificates issued to all students taking part.

Distinction: papers over 60% submitted to be submitted to the BPhO office. Documents and ordering papers

Past papers can be found on the Past papers and resources page.

To order visit the online store (from September).

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