Year 12 – Senior Physics Challenge

Dear Year 12,

Applications for the Senior Physics Challenge 2014 are now open.  As in previous years, each school can nominate at most two students for the course.  For more information visit the SPC website at:

http://www-spc.phy.cam.ac.uk/

Applications will close on April 27th, and we will let you know the outcome of the application by mid-May.

The application process is in three stages as for last year:

1. Teachers provide the names of up to two students who they would like to nominate for the Senior Physics  Challenge. We will then email the teacher with a URL for each student which will be passed on to the relevant student.

2. Students enter their GCSE results, AS and A-level choices as well as performance in any external competitions such as the various maths challenges. They are then required to answer some short maths and physics questions ( a few more questions than last year but similar in style) of a typical level required for the summer school.

3. When a student has completed these maths questions their teacher will receive an email asking them to confirm the GCSE and A-level information entered by the student as correct and to provide a written recommendation for each student. At this point you will also be shown the score achieved by your student in the online test.

See Mr Thompson if you wish to be nominated

Imperial College Open Days

In June, the Physics Department at Imperial College London will be holding a GCSE and an A Level Open Day. The Open Days are a great chance for keen physics students to find out more about studying Physics at University, see a University physics department and meet staff and current students.  You can use the links below to access further information about the open days. To book places please use the ‘register’ buttons at the bottom of these web pages:

GCSE Open Day – 19th June

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/naturalsciences/physics/physicsoutreach/eventssummary/event_17-2-2014-11-57-33

Project Open Day for A Level Students – 20th June

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/naturalsciences/physics/physicsoutreach/eventssummary/event_17-2-2014-12-27-44

If you have any queries about the events, please feel free to contact me.

Many Thanks

Hannah Wood

Ogden Outreach Coordinator

Physics Department

Imperial College London

London SW7 2AZ, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 759 47506