One of the most competitive middle school physics competitions in the UK

Top students from the UK and China compete together for the top awards

Designed to engage and challenge middle school students of all abilities Provide Chinese paper

Written test in preliminary and experiments in final

Beneficial for applying science majors in top universities

November 27, 2021


The British Physics Olympiad is a charitable trust overseen by a committee of trustees. It was initiated in 1979, and has been used as a qualifier for the selection of the UK Physics Team for the International Physics Olympiad since 1983.
The topic of the questions will be ranging from Dynamics, Electricity, Optics, Heat, Units, Waves, to astronomy. The Junior Physics Challenge competition is designed to engage and challenge students by offering them a range of problems to solve. They might be shown some pictures of famous physicians and asked to identify one (For example, Hawking, Galileo or Newton). Hence, some general knowledge and interest in physics would be an advantage. The main objective is to create fun, encourage involvement and inspire passion for physics among students.
ASDAN China (ASDAN Academy) and the British Physics Olympiad committee have been working together to bring the competition to China from 2019. Chinese and British students will compete together for the awards. Junior Physics Challenge is composed of written and experiments. It aims to inspire middle school students to learn physics, observe, practical skills and critical thinking.

Competition Rules


English / Chinese


Preliminary: November 27, 2021
Final: April, 2022


Middle school students


Preliminary: Individual, Written Test
Final: Experiment (The final includes 3 rounds of experiment-based challenges. Each round focuses on different topics, such as experiment design, scientific phenomena presentation etc. Judges will grade teams on every experimental step.)


Preliminary: 60 multiple-choice questions
Final: The final examination includes 3 rounds of experiment-based challenges


• Online (Computer with camera and mobile device required)
• Exam Centers in China
Final: Uncertain


Preliminary Global awards

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

Preliminary National awards

  • Regional Honorable awards: Regional top 10% (After global award)

(For judging the global awards, British competitors will be ranked first by their overall scores, creating boundaries for the gold, silver and bronze awards. Competitors from other countries are not ranked together with their British competitors, but are compared by the boundaries. Chinese competitors with good results will therefore have an increased chance of receiving an award.)

Online Camp and Online Experiment Final

Online Final Organizer

British Physics Olympiad


August 16-22, 2021


Awarded students in 2020 British Junior Physics Challenge


Individual competition, doing experiment with remote monitoring (contestant should prepare notebook or mobile phone with camera, and finish the experiments with apparatus toolkit provided by the committee)

Awards in Final


Online Training Camp Date

August 16th-22nd (5 days camp+2 days final experiment competition)


Online Camp - Up to 80 students
Online Experiment Final - Unlimit


Online Camp - English and Chinese
Online Experiment Final - Chinese

Date Time Activity
14:00-14:30 Sign in
14:30-15:30 Opening ceremony
15:30-17:30 Experiment 1Braking force on a toy car
9:30-11:30 Group Challenge 1
11:30-14:30 Group discussion, Free activity
14:30-17:30 Experiment 2Floating and sinking
9:30-11:30 Group Challenge 2
11:00-14:30 Group discussion, Free activity
14:30-17:30 Experiment 3Cooling
9:30-11:30 Group Challenge 3
11:30-14:30 Group discussion, Free activity
14:30-17:30 Experiment 4Paper parachutes
9:30-11:30 Group Challenge 4
11:30-14:30 Group discussion, Free activity
14:30-17:00 Experiment 5Silt meter
17:00-17:30 Camp Closing Ceremony and Award Ceremony
14:00-14:30 Sign in
14:30-15:30 Competition 1 Power balls
15:45-17:00 Break
15:30-15:45 Competition 2 Lenses/ Competition 3 preparation
14:30-17:00 Competition 3 Stretching elastic/

Temperature of a freezer

Exam Center

Registration Details


Preliminary: Includes the exam fee, proctor fee, grading fee, past-papers, certificates, offline reference materials /  one-time online mock test,etc. (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)
Final: Includes academic materials and equipment fee

Registration deadline

Preliminary: 17th November, 2021

Academic materials

Preliminary: Sample questions



If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.

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