Two schoolboys have won medals at the British Physics Olympiad.

Year 13 students Dexter Goodkind and Alexander Root, from Immanuel College in Bushey, achieved stellar results in the national competition which is recognised by Oxford and Cambridge universities.

They were Immanuel’s first ever pupils to receive medals.

The college said the results, which put the boys in the top 210 in the country, prove that they can “compete with the best students nationwide in physics”.

Commendations were also achieved by Benjamin Harari, Sam Stakol, Joel Sheena, Kezia SinclairHorne, Davar Kirschel, Gabriel Bauernfreund and Ethan Diamond.