The School accommodates preparatory sessions and selection tests for the Olympiads in different disciplines: Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Contact the coordinators for more information.
Computer Science Olympiad
The sessions are open to upper secondary school pupils. The beginning of the sessions will be announced ahead of the coming year.
Coordinator: Joan Surrell.
IT and Applied & Statistical Mathematics Department.
The Polytechnic School at the University of Girona is the stage of the Chemical Olympiad of Catalonia (OQC),where the tests for the Girona region are carried out. Tests also take place in Lleida, Tarragona and Barcelona at the same time. The 21 best pupils in Catalonia are classified, who receive the corresponding certificate from the Official School of Chemists of Catalonia. The seven best pupils enter the state phase. Pupils who qualify for the state phase represent Spain in the international and Latin American phases.
The Catalan Chemistry Olympiad is organised by the Official Catalan Chemists’ Association and is held every year around the start of March. The state phase takes place during the month of April, the international phase in the month of July and the Latin American phase in September or in October.
The aims of the Chemistry Olympiad of Catalonia are to stimulate the interest of secondary school pupils in chemistry, establishing bridges between secondary education and the university in this discipline. The aim is also to motivate teaching staff to apply a more experimental and applied method closer to real-life.
The OQC tests contain ten questions (theoretical questions, calculation exercises, questions related to the laboratory and formula/nomenclature of chemical compounds). The syllabus that the pupils have to prepare includes the two top years of upper secondary school education, the first in its entirety and the second up to section 4. The duration of the tests is 3 hours.
The chemistry teacher at each centre voluntarily prepares pupils.
For more information, please contact the technical director of the OQC, Dr Carme González.
The Physics Olympiads is organised by the Catalan Society of Physics, which belongs to the Institute of Catalan Studies. Every year the test for the Girona region takes place at the University of Girona (EPS) under the supervision of a professor from the Department of Physics. Professor Joan Josep Sunyol organises this activity.