Physics Olympiad results
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:13
Written by Mr L Fricker
In March, five Year 11 Physics students sat the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) Intermediate Challenge. This is a single, one-hour paper that is suitable for Year 11 students (GCSE, Standard Grade or equivalent level). The paper includes multiple-choice and short answer sections that aim to test students' knowledge and understanding of basic physical principles. The paper is suitable for students who have studied GCSE Science plus Additional Science or GCSE Physics or equivalent.
Teachers mark the scripts and all participants receive a certificate to indicate their attainment. High-scoring scripts are sent to the Olympiad Office for consideration of the award of prizes. Five of the top scorers (and their teachers) from the Intermediate Physics Challenge are invited to the April prize-giving at the Royal Society.
The BPhO is designed to stretch and challenge the most academic of students. The test itself is written by academics up and down the country and candidates will have to rely upon a vast range of skills to tackle the questions. The five students that sat the test achieved the following results:
Christopher Nissan - 33 - Gold Award - Top 5%
Oliver Goult - 22 - Bronze 1 Award - Top 34%
Ben Geraghty - 20 - Bronze 1 Award - Top 34%
Cooper Roost - 19 - Bronze 2 Award - Top 53%
Sammi Takaloo - 18 - Bronze 2 Award - Top 53%
Congratulations to all those who sat the test, especially Chris Nissan who achieved a Gold Certificate and placed himself in the top 5% of all students that sat the test.
Learning from home and online safety
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:24
Written by Mr S Sunderland
We are aware that, with the school closed as part of the resonse to COVID-19, it is likely that many children will be spending an increased amount of time online over the coming weeks. Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Dane Court and as such we would like to share some helpful advice to help you consider how you can keep your family safer online at home.
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Competitive Maths success
Published: Monday, 23 March 2020 00:00
Written by Mr S Ballard
Over the past couple of months, students from Dane Court have been pitting their mathematical skills against other likeminded students both locally and nationally.
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English Schools Cross Country (update)
Published: Saturday, 21 March 2020 06:22
Written by Mr M Alderson
Year 8 students Natalia Austin and Jake (pictured) are really looking forward to competing in the New Balance English Schools' Cross Country Championships at Sefton Park, Liverpool on 7 March 2020. They have trained extremely hard and it has paid off to reach this fantastic stage. Jake recently represented Kent at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough in the National Inter Counties Championships. He came 22nd overall in the under 15 boys category but sixth in his younger actual age group.
Everyone at Dane Court wishes both athletes the best of luck.
Update (23 March 2020):
Jake took part in the English Schools Cross Country on Saturday at Sefton Park in Liverpool.
He finished in 12th place out of 334 finishers. He was the first runner back for the junior boys Kent team.
An amazing result for the Kent junior boys team as they finished first place overall in the team results.