College’s top A Level Physicists attempted the fiendishly difficult British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad.
The British Physics Olympiad organisation said, “It is important that students realise that these competitions are taken by the top physics students of their age in the country and that gaining a modest mark still includes them in the top rank of participants. They should not expect to think that because they are an A/A* candidate in their usual exams that they will gain a high mark in these challenging papers. These papers often discriminate at the top end; gaining respectable or modest marks is a considerable achievement. One of the challenges is simply being willing to take the risk and have a go.”
Eight College students took part and performed commendably well, with three achieving awards. Sherry He (L6, Ch) and Chuen Leik Low (U6, Xt) both achieved Merits and Ian Wan (L6, NH) performed tremendously well to gain the top grade available, a Distinction, placing him amongst the very best of his peers nationwide.