STEM Success 2024!

Latymer student Quyll (Y13) has secured two top gold awards in both the second round of the British Physics Olympiad and the second round of the Astrophysics Olympiad. 

Securing gold awards in both competitions, Quyll gave one of the top 24 performances in the country, out of 3500 participants and now qualifies for the training camp at Oxford university, from which the national team will be selected. Quyll has also secured a place in the top 24 for the Chemistry Olympiad and must now decide which training camp to attend. Congratulations to Quyll for this incredible achievement. The Easter Training Camps are designed to develop students’ skills for the IPhO and EuPhO. 

‘To be clear, this is the best result that a Physics student at Latymer Upper School has ever achieved. We have always known what a special talent Quyll possesses but I cannot stress how significant this achievement is’ said Mr Hunt of Latymer’s Physics Department. A huge thank you to Physics teachers Mr McCarthy and Mr Gomes who have supported Quyll through the competition via their extension lessons.

In other noteworthy news, Kim (Y13) has been selected to represent Great Britain in the Biology Olympiad. Kim’s dedication and talent shone out from nearly 15,000 participants from over 1000 schools in the preliminary round. His exceptional performance, culminating in a gold award, propels him into the next round with a focus on biochemistry.

Jaisal (Y11) has showcased his remarkable talent in code-breaking by claiming a silver medal in this year’s National Cipher Challenge at Bletchley Park. Placed among the top 10 under-18 code breakers in the nation is a truly commendable feat!

These accomplishments exemplify the exceptional dedication and excellence embodied by the students of Latymer Upper School and the incredible support of their teachers, here at the school. 

Victoria Evans
Author: Victoria Evans

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