Make sure your school can take part

COMPOS is here for any student with a keen interest in physics and maths at KS4 and KS5.


Printable poster for your classroom

Click here for the student_poster_2024.pdf

new student poster

Reaching students

Our mission

Our aim is to increase the problem-solving skills of students, their confidence, independent learning and enjoyment of the subject. We want to see an increase in the uptake of physics-related subjects by students at university and beyond. By providing a long-term programme of extra-curricula support, we hope to emulate the success of advanced training programmes in the sports and arts, and foster the talent of the next generation of STEM graduates and scientists. COMPOS is currently free to all UK state school pupils to ensure as many STEM-talented students as possible can take part.

Additional support for students

Our funders, Axiom Maths, prioritise reaching disadvantaged and under-represented groups in STEM and we encourage applications from female, non-binary and socio-economically disadvantaged students. We have additional support available for students who have received the pupil premium, free school meals, been in care or have an educational maintenance allowance. Students need to identify themselves as suitable for additional support when they apply. We have noticed that a lot of students don't know if they qualify for additional support - please help your students to correctly identify themselves where appropriate.

How you can help

Let your students know about COMPOS, they need to register themselves on our home page. We rely on frontline teaching staff to get the word out and reach the students who would benefit from a free programme like this. Display our poster, talk to your keen students and direct them to our website.

Please register here to join our teacher mailing list.