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
currently closed. Applications will open in early March and close on
Tues. 21 April, with tests and references complete by Sunday 26 April. There
is no advantage in taking the test early since all applications are considered
together after closing. Either
check back here closer to the time, or sign up to our mailing list here to be informed when applications open.
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)