Gold for Derby Grammar Pupil

Elliot Butterworth, pupil from Bondholder Derby Grammar School, has been recognised for his outstanding achievement in the British Physics Olympiad competition, 2016 with a prestigious Gold award.

Elliot’s mark in the examination paper is one of the top 10 of all entrants across theUK. He was presented with his Gold award at the Royal Society in London.

The 2016 Olympiad competition attracted over 4000 entries from year 11 physicists.

The annual competition is a series of examinations for year 11, 12 and 13 pupils set by Oxford University. It is designed to stretch and challenge the top physics students in the country.

Elliot said: “It was a tough exam paper where we had to apply our physics knowledge to work through practical problems. I was absolutely thrilled to learn my result was one of the top 10 in the country.”

Richard Paine, Headmaster at Derby Grammar School, added: “we support each of our students to achieve their absolute potential. Elliot’s result in the Physics Olympiad competition is testament to the hard work and dedication he put in to preparing for the examination and makes us extremely proud.”