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

Final: August 22-23, 2020

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 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

Language

English and Chinese

Date

Final: August 22-23, 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:
• Online (exam computer or phone must be equipped with a camera)
• Exam Centers across China
Final: Uncertain

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.)

Online Camp and Online Experiment Final

Online Final
Organizer

British Physics Olympiad
ASDAN China

Date

August 22-23, 2020

Participants

Awarded students in 2019 British Junior Physics Challenge

Format

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

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Online Training Camp
Date

August 17th-23rd (5 days camp+2 days final experiment competition)

Seats

Up to 60 students

Agenda

Exam Center

Registration Details

Fee

Preliminary: Includes the exam fee, proctor fee, grading fee, past-papers and one online mock exam (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)
Online mock exam will be open 24 hours after registration deadline
Final: Includes academic materials and equipment fee

Registration deadline

Preliminary: 15th November, 2020 (Exam center),21st November, 2020 (Online)
Final:Uncertain

Academic materials

Preliminary: Sample questions

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