Junior Physics Challenge

One of the most competitive middle school physics Challenges 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

November 26, 2022

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 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.
Since 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.

Rules

Language

English / Chinese

Date

Preliminary: November 26, 2022
Final: March, 2023

Participants

Middle school students

Format

Preliminary: Individual, Multiple Choice
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.)

Location

Preliminary: Paper-based in partnering school
Final: Online / Offline (Uncertain)

Only Preliminary global Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners can participate Final.

Type

Preliminary: 60 multiple-choice questions
Final: The final examination includes 3 rounds of experiment-based challenges

Awards

Preliminary Global awards

  • Gold: The cutoff score is 41 points in 2021, about top 15%
  • Silver: The cutoff score is 33 points in 2021, about top 45%
  • Bronze: The cutoff score is 21 points in 2021, about top 90%

Preliminary National awards

  • Regional Honorable: Regional top 10% (After global awards)

(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.)

Junior Physics Camp and Competition

Organizer

British Physics Olympiad
ASDAN China

Date

Junior Physics Camp: August 16-20, 2021

Junior Physics Competition: August 21-22, 2021

Participants

Awarded students in 2020 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

Seats

Junior Physics Camp - Up to 80 students
Junior Physics Competiton - Unlimit

Language

Junior Physics Camp - English and Chinese
Junior Physics Competiton - Chinese

Agenda
Date Time Activity
 
Aug.16
14:00-14:30 Sign in
14:30-15:30 Opening ceremony
15:30-17:30 Experiment 1Braking force on a toy car
 
Aug.17
9:30-11:30 Group Challenge 1
11:30-14:30 Group discussion, Free activity
14:30-17:30 Experiment 2Floating and sinking
 
Aug.18
9:30-11:30 Group Challenge 2
11:00-14:30 Group discussion, Free activity
14:30-17:30 Experiment 3Cooling
 
Aug.19
9:30-11:30 Group Challenge 3
11:30-14:30 Group discussion, Free activity
14:30-17:30 Experiment 4Paper parachutes
 
Aug.20
9:30-11:30 Group Challenge 4
11:30-14:30 Group discussion, Free activity
14:30-17:00 Experiment 5Silt meter
17:00-17:30 Camp Closing Ceremony and Award Ceremony
 
Aug.21
14:00-14:30 Sign in
14:30-15:30 Competition 1 Power balls
15:45-17:00 Break
15:30-15:45 Competition 2 Lenses/ Competition 3 preparation
 
Aug.22
14:30-17:00 Competition 3 Stretching elastic/

Temperature of a freezer

Exam Center

Registration Details

Fee

Preliminary: Includes the exam fee, proctor fee, grading fee, past-papers, certificates, offline reference materials /  one-time online mock test,etc. (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)
Final: Includes academic materials and equipment fee

Registration deadline

16 November, 2022

Academic materials

Website: https://www.schoolphysics.co.uk/cd/

FAQ

REFUND POLICY

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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