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Monday, 16 Jan 2012
The results of Harrow’s Sixth Form physicists this year in the British Physics Olympiad Round 1 have been truly remarkable. Last year the Harrow entrants achieved just one Gold and one Silver Award.
This year Harrovians achieved nine Gold Awards, six of which were Top 50 Golds (ie in the top 3% of all candidates). Five boys received Silver Awards. 1,600 candidates from all over the UK sat the paper.
The six Top 50 Gold Award winners will now gain entry to Round 2, from which the British team to participate in the International Physics Olympiad (held in Estonia this year) will be selected. They are Takehiro Fujita, Leroy Lim, Victor Sun, Ernest Tai, Lawrence Wang and Clement Woo.
Ben Ingledow, Philip Leung and Dinislam Tebuev achieved the other three Golds, while Lucas Chan, Chris Cheung, Harry Houghton, David Leonard and Rory Maclean got Silvers
Congratulations are also due to Lawrence Wang and Richard Isbister for being awarded a Silver Award for their British Physics Olympiad Experimental Project. This year’s project concerned determining specific heat capacities of low mass objects.
Fourteen schools nationally submitted entries this year. Four of those schools were awarded Silver and the rest were awarded Bronze (yet again no Gold Awards were given out this year for this competition), so Lawrence’s and Richard’s project was as good as any.
Source: Harrow School