Senior Physics Challenge (formerly AS Challenge)
- Exam date: 6th Mar 2020
- Entry deadline: 26th Feb 2020
- Length: 1 hour
- Sat: Within your school
- Marked: Mark scheme provided
- Cost: Free
- Prizes: Certificates and books
The Senior Physics Challenge (formerly AS Challenge) is an exciting opportunity for students to stretch their lateral thinking skills and apply fundamental physical principles to novel situations. The AS Challenge is a single, one-hour paper that provides an excellent tool to assess and challenge student’s 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 and send a record of marks to the BPhO. Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificates are issued to students reaching a threshold mark and Participation Certificates issued to all those taking part. Five of the top scorers from the Senior Physics Challenge (and their teachers) are invited to the April prize-giving at the Royal Society.