Academic | Posted 18.05.2016

Zhikai is BPhO Top Gold Medallist

Zhikai is BPhO Top Gold Medallist

Four pupils in Poetry (year 12) have been awarded Gold Medals in the  British Physics Olympiad 2016 AS Challenge Paper . Zhikai Zhang was one of the top five Gold Medallists in the UK, scoring 95%.

This year, eight Stonyhurst Physics students sat the BPhO AS Challenge Paper ; a tough written paper that required a rigorous understanding of Physics and the ability to apply Mathematics within a physical context.  The four Gold Medallists are:  Zhikai Zhang, Joe Xu, David Garbutt, and Acer Tan.

As one of the top five Gold Medallists in the UK, Zhikai Zhang was invited to attend the BPhO Presentation Day at the Royal Society in London on 28th April.  After lunch in the London Rooms and photographs in the Marble Hall, the Presentation took place in the Kohn Lecture Theatre.  This was followed by a fascinating lecture given by Professor Bob Newport of Kent University titled “Glass: A look inside”.

Mrs L. Fisher, Head of Science


British Physics Olympiad Competitions 2016 -Results in full

BPhO Round 1 Paper (RH)

George Cowperthwaite                                              SILVER

Charlie Tao                                                                 BRONZE

Jonathan Bird                                                             Commendation

Jan Zimoch                                                                 Commendation

Joshua Reynolds                                                         Commendation


AS Challenge Paper

Zhikai Zhang  GOLD scored 95%     One of the top 5 Gold Medallists in the UK.

Invited to attend a presentation at the Royal Society in London.

Joe Xu                                           GOLD

David Garbutt                               GOLD

Acer Tan                                        GOLD

Henry Yan                                     SILVER

George Bonney                             BRONZE

Eman Lopez                                  BRONZE

Oskar Nicholson                            BRONZE

Chinapat Wangriya                        Commendation

Fabien Fong                                  Commendation

Marcin Ossowski                           Commendation
GCSE Challenge Paper

Vincent Ng                                           GOLD

Jack Reynolds                                      SILVER