Student spotlight – Hari Vignesh Vijayakumar

Hari Vignesh Vijayakumar British Physics Olympiad

Well done to 5th Year Hari Vignesh Vijayakumar who took part in the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) Senior Challenge on Friday the 10th of March 2023. The BPhO aims to encourage the study of Physics and recognise excellence in young physicists through annual Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics competitions.

The British Physics Olympiad Senior Challenge is an exciting opportunity for young physicists to push themselves and stretch their problem solving skills as well as apply the fundamental principles of Physics in new and unique situations. The AS Challenge is a single, one-hour paper that provides an excellent tool to assess and challenge students’ ability to work at a high level in Key Stage 5 and beyond. It consists of several short questions followed by one or two longer questions that test only core subject knowledge and application.

Over 6000 students take part in this prestigious competition every year with only the top students achieving an award. Hari achieved a Silver Award, a feat achieved by only a small percentage of students.