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    Students' Sparky Performance in British Physics Olympiad

    Upper Sixth Form physicists James Ellison and Joshua Daniels-Holgate have finished in the top 200 of students competing in the 2014-15 British Physics Olympiad.

    Kimbolton School Physics Olympiad 2014-15 Medal WinnersUpper Sixth Form physicists James Ellison and Joshua Daniels-Holgate have finished in the top 200 of students competing in the 2014-15 British Physics Olympiad.

    James was awarded a gold medal and Joshua a silver one for their outstanding performance in the national competition, which is designed to stretch and challenge the top young physicists in the UK.

    The 18 year olds’ success puts James in the top 100 and Joshua in the top 200 of young physicists in the country. James only narrowly missed out on going through to the invitation-only second round, in which successful students are chosen to represent their country in the international challenge.

    Mr Cameron Holmes, Head of Physics, said: “This is an incredible achievement for both James and Joshua. The competition is fierce and they were up against the brightest scientific and mathematical minds of their year group.”

    The British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) has run for 25 years and is entered annually by the UK's most talented young physicists. The examination-based competition has a dual purpose: to challenge and reward the best physicists in British schools and to select the UK Physics Team for competition at international level.