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National maths and physics competitions


Fifteen boys in the Upper Sixth sat the first round of the British Physics Olympiad last term.

The national competition was entered by over 1500 students in the UK and is designed to stretch the top young physicists in the country.

All boys are to be congratulated on their excellent results with special mention going to Jason Zeng who achieved a Top Gold award, putting him in the top 6.4% of students nationally, and Krish Nigam who achieved a Silver award. Jason’s Top Gold award puts him into contention for an invitation to the Round 2 paper, the pinnacle of the UK Olympiad from which the national team is chosen.

Sixteen boys sat the British Mathematical Olympiad which is aimed at the top 1000 school mathematicians in the country. Collectively they produced an excellent set of results, earning no fewer than nine certificates of distinction, awarded to the top quarter of entrants.

Of particular note were James Yuen for achieving the highest score in the School and Oscar Wickham who earned his distinction in the Remove year at Harrow. Six boys are going on to sit the second-round paper this week which is aimed at the top 100 mathematicians nationally.