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    Top Marks in Maths Challenge

    Sixth Formers achieve outstanding results in UK Mathematics Trust competition

    Sixth Form Mathematician Joe Lee has been awarded a Certificate of Distinction in the British Mathematical Olympiad – a first for Kimbolton and a result which places Joe in the top 25% of entrants nationally.

    The 17-year-old qualified for the Olympiad as one of the very highest performers in the Senior Mathematical Challenge, which took place last year. He was awarded a Gold certificate as well as 'Best in School' for achieving the highest score in his year group, for the seventh consecutive time. Gold certificates also went to Pete Duberly, Francesca Leonard, Laurence Palmer and Laurence Turvey, who also qualified for follow on rounds. 

    Over 80,000 pupils from schools across the UK sat the demanding one-and-a-half-hour Challenge, which involved answering 25 multiple choice questions under normal exam conditions. The top 60% of students nationally receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Around 1,000 of the very highest performers are then invited to take part in the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 and around 6,000 to take part in the Senior Kangaroo. The very best go on to represent their country in the International Mathematical Olympiad.

    The Senior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and is supported by the Faculty of Actuaries.