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Past papers

On this page you will find past papers and mark schemes for previous Olympiad competitions.

Teachers who have not received items from the BPhO 2012/2013 mailing should visit the Teachers Pack page to download items from the BPhO mailing.

Papers available

British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO)

British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO) Trial Paper 2015 Question Paper

British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO) Trial Paper 2015 Mark Scheme

British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO) 2015 Question Paper

British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO) 2015 Mark Scheme

 

 

 

A2 Challenge (previously BPhO Paper 1)

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British Physics Olympiad Paper A2 Challenge 2014 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper A2 Challenge 2014 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper A2 Challenge 2013 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper A2 Challenge 2013 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper A2 Challenge 2012 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper A2 Challenge 2012 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2011 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2011 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2010 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2010 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2009 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2009 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2008 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2008 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2007 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2007 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2006 Question Paper - Missing

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2006 Mark Scheme - Missing

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2005 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2005 Mark Scheme

 

BPhO Round 1

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British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2014-15 Question Paper Instructions

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2014-15 Question Paper Section 1

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2014-15 Question Paper Section 2

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2014-15 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2013-14 Question Paper Instructions

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2013-14 Question Paper Section 1

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2013-14 Question Paper Section 2

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2013-14 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2012-13 Question Paper Instructions

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2012-13 Question Paper Section 1

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2012-13 Question Paper Section 2

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2012-13 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2012 Question Paper Instructions

British Physics Olympiad Round 1 2012 Question Paper Section 2

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2012 Question Paper Section 1

British Physics Olympiad Paper 1 2012 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2011 Question Paper Instructions

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2011 Question Paper Section 2

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2011 Question Paper Section 1

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2011 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2010 Question Paper Instructions

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2010 Question Paper Section 1

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2010 Question Paper Section 2

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2009 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2009 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2009 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2008 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2008 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2007 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2007 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2006 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2006 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2005 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2005 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2004 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2004 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2003 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2003 Mark Scheme

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2002 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Paper 2 2002 Mark Scheme

A note about mark schemes: the mark schemes published here are final drafts only. Occasionally errors in the mark schemes are found once marking has started. Updates are then sent to markers, but they are not necessarily recorded here.

BPhO Round 2 (previously Paper 3)

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Sample questions and answers

The documents below give sample solutions for a selection of problems in Round 2 2011, Round 2 2012 and Round 2 2013. These are given as sample solutions only, as marks may be allocated in the exam for alternative methods and demonstrating a good general approach to a problem.

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2014 Sample Solutions

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2013 Sample Solutions

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2012 Sample Solutions

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2011 Sample Solutions

Past papers

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2015 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2014 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2013 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2012 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2011 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2010 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2008 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2007 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2006 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2005 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2004 Question Paper

British Physics Olympiad Round 2 2003 Question Paper

 

AS Challenge (previously AS Competition)

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AS Competition 2014 Question Paper

AS Competition 2014 Mark Scheme

AS Competition 2013 Question Paper

AS Competition 2013 Mark Scheme

AS Competition 2012 Mark Scheme

AS Competition 2012 Question Paper

AS Competition 2011 Mark Scheme

AS Competition 2011 Question Paper

AS Competition 2010 Question Paper

AS Competition 2010 Mark Scheme

AS Competition 2009 Question Paper

AS Competition 2009 Mark Scheme

AS Competition 2008 Question Paper

AS Competition 2008 Mark Scheme

AS Competition 2007 Question Paper

AS Competition 2007 Mark Scheme

 

Physics Challenge (GCSE)

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Physics Challenge 2014 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2014 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2013 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2013 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2012 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2012 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2011 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2011 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2010 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2010 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2010 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2009 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2009 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2008 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2008 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2007 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2007 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2006 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2006 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2005 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2005 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2004 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2004 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2003 Question Paper

Physics Challenge 2003 Mark Scheme

Physics Challenge 2002 Question Paper

BPhO Experimental Project

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2014/2015 Experimental Project Brief

2013/2014 Experimental Project Brief

2012/2013 Experimental Project Brief

2011/2012 Experimental Project Brief

2010/2011 Experimental Project Brief

2008/2009 Experimental Project Project Brief