A record number of Olavians from Years 9 to 11 qualified for this year’s follow-on rounds to the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. The Olympiad papers consist of six challenging problems. The vast majority of the twelve qualifiers solved at least two of the problems, but this year’s outstanding performers were Linus Luu in Year 11 and Velian Velikov in Year 10 who both achieved national top 50 scores and hence received a medal plus a book prize.
In the Kangaroo competition, for which St Olave’s had an incredible one hundred and twenty-six qualifiers, a new record of forty-five achieved certificates of merit placing them in the top quarter of scores nationally. Congratulations go to Joel Ulens (Year 11), Griffin Keemer (Year 10) and Harry Chen (Year 9) who achieved best-in year results, the last of these achieving an amazing maximum score. As ever, these results reflect the strength of Olavians’ problem-solving capabilities plus their enjoyment of a mathematical challenge.