Intermediate Mathematical Challenge
In this year’s Intermediate Mathematical Challenge St Olave’s 348 entrants from Years 9 to 11 set new records for numbers of gold certificates and qualifiers for follow-on rounds. Overall the cohort achieved an amazing 123 gold, 109 silver and 74 bronze certificates with best-in-year results being achieved by Manav Babel (Year 11), Michael Sun (Year 10) and Linus Luu (Year 9). Eighteen students have qualified for the prestigious Intermediate Olympiad consisting a set of six fiendish problems whilst a stunning further 107 students have qualified for the Intermediate Kangaroo follow-on round which will take place next month. These superb results continue to be a testament to Olavians powers of problem-solving.
UKMT Team Mathematical Challenge
On Wednesday 22nd February, St Olave’s was delighted to host the regional round of the UKMT Team Mathematical Challenge, a national competition for teams of four students from Years 8 and 9. Thirty-one teams from local schools took part in four lively rounds of problem-solving including a crossnumber and mini relay. The St Olave’s team of Ishan, Kalia, Linus Luu, Leo Luo and Ruiqi Zhang achieved very high scores in all four rounds to emerge victorious ahead of some strong competition and hence qualify for the national final in June. The reserve team of Rashid Bossong, Joshua Selfridge, Hieronim Lecybyl and Jamie Perry also performed impressively, achieving a very creditable third place.