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A group of Pembrokeshire College’s A-level Physics students have been presented with certificates after competing in the British Physics Olympiad.

The Olympiad challenge enables talented students to demonstrate their knowledge of Physics by sitting a demanding exam paper aimed at stretching their lateral thinking skills and getting them to apply fundamental physics principles to novel situations. In total, 3,910 students from schools and colleges across the UK took part in the online challenge.

Pembrokeshire College A-level student Jake Thomson picked up a Silver Award (placing him in the top 7.8 % of all entrants) while Jeremiah Owen secured a Bronze 2 Award (placing him in the top 18.5 %). Fellow students Daniel Grove, Aaron Thomas and Tam Withey-Giner also competed and all received commendations.

College Lecturer in Physics, Helen Coomer is extremely proud of the students’ achievements and said, “The group have done exceptionally well. Their awards are proof of their talent and knowledge of the subject. The Olympiad papers are known to be very challenging and the group have had some fantastic results, especially as they were competing against over 3,000 other students.”

British Physics Olympiad awards were presented to the winners by Pembrokeshire College Assistant Principal, Barry Walters and Head of Faculty Arwyn Williams who congratulated the group on their knowledge of such a valuable and wide-ranging subject.