KS5 Physics Competition – 15th March 2018

Ever wondered why bees buzz?  Or how many marbles there are in the world?  Or why the return journey always seems longer than the outward?  No? Well, luckily, none of these questions will be in the KS5 Physics Challenge!  But if you’re an A-level student looking to test your Physics skills and knowledge, then the KS5 Physics Challenge is the place to do it! There will be an estimation round, a practical challenge, a very hard question round, incredible prizes and international recognition from world leading physicists*.


Thursday 15th March, 12.30-3pm (arrive from midday).

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Teams of four, to include at least two Year 13 students.

Please email to sign up or for further details.

Closing date: Tuesday 13th March.

*subject to availability


Maths Challenge 2017/18

Throughout the year EMS will release a new challenge on the EMS website. The challenges are substantial problems and will require careful thought and plenty of time to solve.

Once you have a solution, email us your work with the subject heading: ‘Maths Challenge’.

Each month the winner’s solution will be published on the EMS website. You will not only be rewarded for correct solutions, but also accuracy of method and speed of response.

  • The deadline for solutions to challenges is the 30th of each month.
  • Email your solutions to

Good luck!





Physics Video Competition


Maths Challenge 2016/17


Maths Challenge 2015/16


Maths Challenge 2014/15


Monthly Maths Challenge 2013/14


Year 6 Mathematics Poster Competition

This is an annual competition, details of the 2018 competition will be sent out early in the Summer term.


Physics Video Competition

Exeter Mathematics School is challenging KS3 and KS4 students from across the South West to produce an engaging and informative short video, sharing their knowledge and experience of every day science. The Physics Video Competition encourages creativity and the use of imagery to show how much students love Physics! Act it out, create an animation, sing it – by taking part, students will develop their ability to communicate and explain physics whilst expressing their inventiveness and developing their scientific understanding. Details will be posted out to schools in the Autumn Term – for more information, contact:


KINGS-EXETER Mathematics Competition

The Kings-Exeter competition is not being run in the 17/18 academic year. See below for info from previous years.