A near record number of Olavians from Years 9 to 11 qualified for this year’s follow-on rounds to the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. In the demandingOlympiad competition, the twenty qualifiers achieved our best results for many years with most to successfully solve at least two of the six very challenging problems. Outstanding results were achieved by Linus Lu in Year 10 and Ivan Leung in Year 11 who received medals for scores in the top 100 nationally. In addition, Hieronim Lecybyl, Velian Velikov and Ruiqi Zhang, all in Year 9, achieved certificates of distinction.
In the Kangaroo competition, with an incredible one hundred qualifiers, an impressive record thirty-three achieved certificates of merit placing them in the top quarter of scores nationally. Congratulations go to William Guest (Year 11), James Davies (Year 10) and Alex Vatejelu (Year 9) who achieved best-in year results. As ever, these results reflect the strength of Olavians’ problem-solving capabilities plus their enjoyment of a mathematical challenge.