Physics prizes for hardworking students

Two talented A level Physics students have started their scientific career in style by winning prizes for their hard work and dedication.

Josef Grimm (formerly from Brookfield Community School) and Lucy Lovell (from Mountbatten School) were nominated for the awards by College staff and received their book tokens from the Ogden Trust at the annual Schools Physicist of the Year event at the University of Southampton.

Josef Grimm and Lucy Lovell

More than 150 young people are currently studying Physics at Barton Peveril, many of them also choose Engineering, Maths, Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Science and plan to continue with the subject at university. Head of Physics Tim Spindler says Physics can open the door to a range of rewarding careers in science, engineering and in other fields where logical thinking is required.

“Studying Physics in our new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories involves everything from examining the world at the atomic scale to gazing at distant galaxies,” says Mr Spindler. “Physics A level is also the first step towards a fantastic career in engineering and we encourage students to combine it with Mathematics as the two subjects complement each other.”

Josef adds: “I plan to do mechanical engineering at the University of Southampton. I like Physics as it allows me to understand the world around me, helps to answer questions that I’ve always had and practicals are fun”

The Ogden Trust promotes the teaching and learning of physics through partnerships with schools, colleges and universities.