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

Preliminary: 23rd November, 2019 (Saturday) 14:00-14:50 pm (50 min)

Final: 11th-12th April, 2020 (Saturday & Sunday)

Introduction

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 Year 10 Physics 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. Year 10 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

Language

English/Chinese

Date

Preliminary: 23rd November, 2019 (Saturday) 14:00-14:50 pm (50 min)
Final: 11th-12th April 2020

Participants

Middle school students

Format

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.)

Type

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

Location

Preliminary: Exam Centers across China (check and choose exam centers after registration)
Final: Hangzhou

Awards

Preliminary Global awards

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • 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.)

Final

  • The first place: National top 10 teams
  • The second place: National top 20 teams
  • The third place: National top 30 teams
  • National honorable awards: National top 50 teams

Exam Center

Registration Details

Fee

Preliminary: Includes the exam fee, certificates, grading fee, proctor fee and sample questions fee
Final: Includes academic materials and equipment fee

Registration deadline

Preliminary: 11th November, 2019
Final: 2nd March, 2020

Academic materials

Preliminary: Sample questions

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