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19 Dec - British Mathematical Olympiad and Senior Kangaroo Competition


A record seventy-two Olavians from Years 11 to 13 qualified for the follow-on rounds to the Senior Mathematical Challenge. Ten students undertook the British Mathematical Olympiad round 1 paper with virtually all managing to solve at least two of the six demanding problems. Congratulations go to George Guest of Year 13 plus Linus Luu and Ishan Kalia of Year 12 who achieved a certificates of distinction placing them in the top 25% of entries. In addition, Linus achieved a bronze medal and has qualified for the British Mathematics Olympiad round 2 paper in January. Special mention should also be made of Hieronim Lecybyl plus Velian Velikov who almost achieved a certificate of distinction, a remarkable feat for Year 11 students.

A remarkable sixty-one students participated in the Senior Kangaroo which consists of twenty challenging problems with numerical solutions. A record seventeen Olavians achieved a certificate of merit placing them in the upper quartile of achievers in this select cohort. Congratulations go to William Guest of Year 13 for his outstanding best-in-school score.

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