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3 February - Intermediate Mathematical Challenge results


Olavian students from Years 9 to 11 achieved another set of outstanding results in this year’s Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. The 287 entrants achieved an impressive 92 gold, 89 silver and 63 bronze certificates with a record of eight-two students qualifying for the follow-on rounds. All sets achieved well, but it continues to be pleasing to note the significant proportions of lower set students who achieve very creditable results.

Eleven students will be undertaking the demanding Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad where they will tackle six perplexing problems in two hours. Congratulations go to Owen Messere of Year 11 who achieved an amazing, almost perfect score of 130 plus Eugene Lee (Year 10) and Cameron Martine (Year 9) who achieved best-in-year results.

An indication of the strength in depth of Olavians’ problem-solving skills is the extraordinary seventy-one students who have qualified for the European Kangaroo Mathematical Challenge which consists of a further twenty-five multiple choice mathematical problems.

All the follow-on rounds take place on Thursday 19th March and we look forward to reporting of further successes.

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