British Physics Olympiad

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Competitions

The British Physics Olympiad offers a series of competitions aimed at students in years 10 to 13. Although the aim of the final BPhO Round 2 paper is to select the UK team for the International Physics Olympiad, the other papers are intended to interest a broader range of students, with typically over 6,000 students entering each of the Intermediate and Senior Physics Challenges. The Junior Physics Challenge is particularly designed to appeal to a wide range of abilities and to stimulate interest in Physics.

Some of the theory papers are multiple choice, and taken and marked entirely online, whereas others are in the traditional paper format, but downloaded then printed in school (rather than posted).