Olympiad Success

We are so proud of our student, Finley Easton who has beaten off over 4,000 physics students across the globe to win a coveted spot in the UK International Physics Olympiad team.

The British Physics Olympiad is an annual competition in which over 2000 students from the UK and over 2000 overseas students take part.

Following his British Physics Olympiad success, Finley was personally invited to attend a training camp at Oxford University. The camp is designed to develop students’ skills for the International Physics Olympiad, an international physics competition in which over 80 countries take part. Each country is invited to send a team of five students.

Olivia Wytcherley, Assistant Principal at Prior Pursglove College, said: “Finley did brilliantly at the training camp as he was successful in attaining a place on the UK International Physics Olympiad team, placing him in the top five physics students in the country. He is the first student from the college to have made it to the international finals. We are all so impressed with how well he has done and are all immensely proud of him. He has worked extremely hard and it is great to see his work pay off.”

Finley said, “The Physics Olympiad has been a great opportunity for me to challenge myself, explore Physics in more depth and think about the world in a new way. Throughout the series of competitions, I have had the chance to apply what I have learned during my A-level lessons to new and surprising contexts and develop my own problem-solving skills in the process. I’m looking forward to pushing myself even further at the IPhO this Summer.”

Well done Finley, we are all so proud of you.

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