The International Physics Olympiad is a fiendishly difficult physics competition for secondary school students. Students compete as individuals and sit an intensive theoretical exam. Success is rewarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates, and students achieving any level of certificate prove themselves to be very able physicists. This year, 2000 students across the country sat the Olympiad paper and the Wellington College cohort did particularly well with two Gold certificates, three Silvers and one Bronze.
The journey now continues for Laura Brown and Tom Williamson who were among the top 100 achievers in the country – both showed an exceptional grasp of both physics and maths as well as a very strong aptitude for problem solving. As a result, they will now compete in round two for the chance of being one of the five members of the British Physics Olympiad team. Well done!Back to all news