Outstanding Students in the 2009 Physics Challenge
Date: Fri 4 March 2016
Entry date: by Fri 26 February 2016
Length: 1 hr
Sat: Within your school
Marked: Mark scheme provided
Cost: £2 per student / free online entry
Prizes: Certificates and books
FAQ about the paper can be found here.
This is a single, one-hour paper that is suitable for Year 11 students (GCSE, Standard Grade or equivalent level. The paper includes multiple-choice and short answer sections that aim to test students knowledge and understanding of basic physical principles. The paper is suitable for students who have studied GCSE Science + Additional Science or GCSE Physics or equivalent.
Teachers mark the scripts and all participants receive a certificate to indicate their attainment. High-scoring scripts are sent to the Olympiad Office for consideration of the award of prizes. Five of the top scorers from the Physics Challenge (and their teachers) are invited to the April prize-giving at the Royal Society.
Documents and ordering papers
Past papers can be found on the Past papers and resources page.
To order visit the online store (from September).
"This is a very valued part of our gifted and talented programme. The fact that is it mostly geared to using and manipulating data from unfamiliar situations and not dependent on a GCSE spec is excellent".
(Teacher, Physics Challenge)