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BPhO competitions

International Physics Olympics

BPhO past papers and resources

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2008 British Physics Team

The 2011 BPhO Team in Bangkok, Thailand

British Physics Olympiad

Our flagship competition, the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) has run for 25 years and is entered annually by over 1,600 talented young physicists. The examination-based competition has a dual purpose: to challenge and reward the best physicists in British schools and to select the UK Physics Team for competition at international level.

Most students entering the British Physics Olympiad are in Year 13 (A2 or equivalent level), but younger students are welcome to participate.

The competition takes place over three rounds. Click on he following links for more information:

To order visit the online store (from September). To register for updates please complete this short online store.

TWO Free ENTRIES  - sponsored

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.

"Paper 2 allowed us to see just how talented and dedicated David was”.

(Teacher of David Ryan, Bronze medallist in the 2011 IPhO)