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We work to encourage the study of Physics and recognise excellence in young physicists through four annual Physics competitions.

On this webpage you can find more information about the competitions we organise. You will also find entry forms and past papers. Our competitions are open to all students in UK schools.

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Resources (Question Bank and Leaflets): We have orgnaised some of problems by topic. Vist our Question Bank page for more information. Also visit here for our leaflets and featured questions. 

Two free entries: This year we are able to offer two free entries for all non-fee paying schools, due to sponsorship from a private donor, which has been allocated to BPhO to widen participation. Order your free papers through the online store.

IPhO 2013: The BPhO team achieve three silver and two bronze medals in the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). Well done team! Read more about their trip here.

IPhO 2013

Teachers event: (New) additional workshop planned this year. Sign-up to our mailing list for notifications about upcoming dates and visit here for more information about last year's event.

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To sign up to receive notifications about competition dates please complete our short online form.

Competition dates for 2013-14

Experimental Project    From Fri 28th June 2013

A2 Challenge                From Mon 16th September 2013

BPhO Round 1             Fri 15th November 2013 (enter by Wed 6th November 2013)

BPhO Round 2             Mon 27th January 2014

Physics Challenge         Fri 7th March 2014 (enter by Fri 28th February 2014)

AS Challenge                Fri 14th March 2014 (enter by Fri 7th March 2014)


Register at least one week before the competiton dates.

"Really enjoyed the challenge, I wish I had more real life problems like that to solve in physics"