Millfield Physics students score in top 1% in British Olympiad challenge

Millfield Physics students Tomotaka and Alibek received Gold awards in the latest national British Physics Olympiad exams. Their scores of 80% and 78% respectively put them within the top 1% of the 3000 students nationally taking the exam. 

Both Tomo and Ali's scores are the highest recorded at Millfield in the past five years. Seven Millfield studenst also received seven bronze awards: Mac, Alex K, Tom Xiao, Sean Tsai, James Cao, Vinnie and Clement.

For the British Physics Olympiad, students had to solve problems above and beyond the demands of A level Physics in a grueling one hour exam, including calculating angles between projectiles, x-ray crystallography and locating sonic booms from fighter jets. The Olympiad is hosted by the University of Oxford.

Millfield supports its pupils in a large number of external competitions, including Olympiads in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Linguistics and Informatics, the Intermediate and Senior Mathematics Challenges, the Millfield Maths Challenge, the Naval Engineering Challenge, the English Speaking Union Public Speaking competition, European Youth Parliament, Model United Nations, Bank of England Target 2.0, the Omnibus Translation Competition, and essay prizes offered by Oxford and Cambridge colleges.

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