One of the most competitive physics competitions on Astronomy and Astrophysics in the UK

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

Benefcial for applying science majors in top universities

Opportunity to be invited to the British Physics Olympiad Camp (China)

Date:March 20th, 2021(Saturday)9:15-12:30 (195 mins)


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 from 1983. The BPhO aims to encourage the study of physics and recognise excellence in young physicists through annual physics competitions.
The British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad(BAAO) papers are set to be stimulating, challenging students to think deeper, whilst at the same time bringing them closer to many of the latest ongoing research topics and discoveries in astronomy. In combination with its dedicated university based training camps, the BAAO provides students with an intriguing path to discovering more about astronomy and astrophysics, and following this through to higher education.
ASDAN China (ASDAN Academy) and the British Physics Olympiad committee have been working together to bring this competition to China from 2019, where Chinese and British students will compete together for the awards.

Competition Rules




20th March, 2021 (Saturday)9:15-12:30 (195 min, 15min for reading the paper)


High school students


Individual written test


3 problems with several questions for each.


• Online (exam computer or phone must be equipped with a camera)
• Exam centers across China

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

(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.)

Registration Details


Includes the exam, proctor fee, grading, past-papers and one online mock exam (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)


7th March, 2021 (Exam center)
14th March, 2021 (Online)

Exam Center



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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