The Senior Physics Challenge (SPC) is a university access initiative directed
at AS physics (or equivalent) in schools across the UK. With this summer
school we aim to demystify, and make more
accessible to a wider range of students, the transition to university physics
in the UK. It is run by Isaac Physics, a DfE project run from Cambridge. See
isaacphysics.org for a wide range of physics materials, teacher assistance,
revision and university entrance aids.
This year the SPC will be held between 28/06/15 - 02/07/15. Applications are closed.
Student registration deadline: 21st April 2015.
Test and reference deadline: 26th April, 2015.
Answers to several frequently asked questions about the SPC can be found here.
Among many activities during the 5 day summer school students participate in:
- General physics/research lectures
- Practical lab classes
- Evening entertainment (physics estimation)
- Admissions talks
- The contents of our Quantum Mechanics course and Chapter 1 are available here
Students will be accommodated as the
guests of a small number of Colleges. Intensive tuition will
emphasise developing problem-solving and experimental skills. The
group will eat together in various Colleges each evening.
Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright and Prof. Mark Warner FRS (Course Directors)