Year 10 Materials and Physics Day

Event date
Event time
9:30 - 15:30
16 Parks Road
Event cost
Target audience
Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 14-15 (year 10)
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Find out more about studying the science of "stuff", both the fundamental and the applied, on scales ranging from the breadth of the universe to the most fundamental particles and everything in between!

At our annual Y10 Materials and Physics Day, students will work alongside Oxford undergraduates to get hands-on with experiments and find out more about these two interconnected sciences.

As well as digging into our understanding of physics, we'll also be highlight what materials science really is, showing how the interdisciplinary subject spans the physics and chemistry of matter, and explores the fascinating world of materials and their real world applications.

The day will highlight key ideas in both subjects areas with practical demonstrations, which could include an investigation of materials used in aircraft design, examining the properties of chocolate, figuring out the hidden science of toys, or using diffraction glasses which reveal a world of hidden rainbows.

To end the day we give an overview of the courses at Oxford and discuss how to apply, with the opportunity for students to put their questions to a panel of Oxford undergraduates. We will also touch upon the many career options available to those with a degree in either subject.

*Booking essential - please apply for places using the booking link on this page*

This event is open to high-achieving Year 10 students from UK schools who are considering studying Maths and Physics at A-level (or equivalent). Students should be on course to receive a minimum of 777 in triple award science/7-7 in double award science at GCSE, plus at least a 7 in Maths.

Places are limited so booking is essential. Since these events are very popular we ask you to limit the number of students from a single school to 8 on any one day. If you wish to enquire about bringing more students please contact us by emailing, however we have a very limited capacity for these events so these requests are unlikely to be able to be accommodated.

We request, where possible, that at least half of the students in your group identify as female. You may wish to consider working with another local school if this could be a challenge.

Priority will be given to students from schools with little or no history of applications to Oxford.

The deadline for submitting the application form is 17:00 on Wednesday 22nd November 2023. Please note that completing this form does not guarantee you places on the event - we will inform all applicants by Tuesday 28th November whether their application has been successful.

As this event is during the school day, we request that registrations for students are completed by a teacher.

As we are asking for group applications through teachers rather than individual student registrations, student groups will need to be accompanied by an adult who can be responsible for their attendance on the day and act as a point of contact. This can be a teacher or other school staff member, or a designated parent if staff are unable to accompany.