2nd October 2020 — An Exeter School pupil has taken first prize in a competition organised by the University of Cambridge.
Upper Sixth Former Adam Wajed won the Gonville and Caius College Schools’ Prize Competition in Natural Sciences for his presentation on Physics and Physiology.
This year’s Gonville & Caius Natural Sciences Challenge asked Year 12 pupils to research and present a scientific topic on an area of science from the Cambridge Natural Sciences course that is not taught at A Level.
Adam chose to produce a presentation exploring core Physics principles and relating them to the functioning of different parts of the human body.
He is currently in his second year of A Levels, studying Further Maths, Maths, Physics and Chemistry and intends on applying to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, while applying to study Physics elsewhere.
“Science is strongly encouraged at Exeter School and taught through both theory and practicals,” he said. “I have personally always enjoyed learning new concepts and how different systems can be explained and have always felt encouraged at Exeter School to pursue this interest. My teachers were very supportive with this project and offered be valuable advice.”
As well as the achievement itself, Adam has won £300 for himself and £300 for the school.