Scottish students receive IOP awards at Science and the Parliament day

26 November 2015

The Scottish Government’s cabinet secretary for education and lifelong learning, Angela Constance (pictured), presented awards given by the Institute of Physics in Scotland at the Science and the Parliament day to students who achieved the best examination results in physics.

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Constance was among several politicians and representatives of scientific organisations who spoke during the event at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, on 11 November. The annual occasion, designed to foster dialogue between policymakers and representatives of the science and engineering sector, was organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry and supported by a number of scientific bodies including the IOP in Scotland, which had a stand there.

Each year the IOP in Scotland gives Excellence in Physics Awards to recognise the success of students who achieve the highest marks in the Higher and Advanced Higher examinations in physics. The students are presented with certificates and the staff at each of their schools are also presented with Excellence in Physics School Awards in recognition of their contribution to the success of the student.

Receiving the awards this year were: Baran Karakus, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Glasgow (Physics Higher); Cammy Sriram, The High School of Glasgow (Physics New Higher); YuGeng Zhang, George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh (Physics Revised Higher); Jonathan Mortlock, St Joseph’s College, Dumfries (Physics Advanced Higher); Zoe K Mack-Smith, George Watson’s College, Edinburgh (Physics Revised Advanced Higher); and Euan Miles, North Berwick High School, East Lothian (Physics Revised Advanced Higher).