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Mathematics Department

UK Senior Mathematics Challenge 2011/12

The Senior Mathematics Challenge is primarily aimed at Years 12 and 13.

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Year 11

2

5

6

13

Year 12

 

10

11

21

Year 13

 

5

3

8

Total

2

20

20

42

Congratulations to everyone who took part, even if you didn’t gain a certificate this time round. The Senior Challenge is significantly more difficult than the Intermediate Challenge.

Katya Richards in Year 11 achieved Best in School with an extremely high score of 111/125. The top set in Year 11 generally did very well gaining 13 certificates in total.

Particular congratulations to Katya Richards (Y11) who was selected from the Senior Mathematics Challenge to go through to the first round of the British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO) which took place on Friday 2nd December. This is the first of two selection rounds for selecting the British training squad for the International Mathematical Olympiad. The paper for this lasts three and a half hours and contains six  very demanding mathematical problems for which full written solutions are required.

Out of the 1400 nationally who entered this competition Katya came 22nd! She gained a silver medal (not missing a gold medal by much).

In the second round (which lasts for three and a half hours and contains four complex and very demanding problems) she came 21st=.

As a result of her success in BMO Round 1, Katya was invited to attend the joint New Year training camp for the British and Hungarian International Mathematics Olympiad training squads that took place in Hungary from 27th December  to 4th January 2012.

The latest amazing news is that Katya has been selected for the team of four to represent Britain in the inaugural European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad taking place at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge from 10–16 April. We wish Katya every success in this competition.

 

Last updated 8.00pm, 17/2/2012

 

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