British Physics Olympiad

The BPhO (British Physics Olympiad) is an educational charity and national physics project aimed at 14-19 year olds. The BPhO is hosted at the Department of Physics, where the administrative office is based, and the competitions and events form part of our outreach programme.

There are ten annual BPhO physics competitions that encourage the study of physics and recognise excellence in young physicists. Over 25,000 students, aged 14 - 18 years, participate in the competition papers each year. The competition papers are designed to challenge students (age 14-18 years) and develop their problem solving skills.

All past papers are available for free and can be a useful resource for teachers wishing to extend their most able physics students.

To find out more about the competition, access the free papers or register to take part visit the British Physics Olympiad webpage: