Students Qualify for Mathematical Olympiad

Eight Barton Peveril students have qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad, placing them in the top 1000 students in the country.

To qualify for the Olympiad, students completed the initial Maths Challenge where two of our students, Alex Jones and Garam Lee scored full marks. 

The British Maths Olympiad is a prestigious Mathematics competition in the United Kingdom which is designed to challenge and identify the most talented young mathematicians in the country.

The competition consists of a series of challenging mathematical problems that test problem-solving skills, creativity and mathematical insight. The British Mathematical Olympiad is often a stepping stone for students to compete in international maths competitions.

Chris Palmer, Subject Leader of Further Mathematics commented:

Students are placed in the top 2% of the country to qualify in the Maths Olympiad, the whole cohort seem to be motivating each other very well. We have now started an after college club to help them all practice for the BMO. One of the strengths of Barton Peveril is that there are so many students that there is always enough to get a strong group of mathematicians together for challenges like this.”

Students Involved:

Alex Jones – Best in Year (Year 13) and Best in School
Garam Lee – Best in Year (Year 13) and Best in School
Shayne Wood (Year 13)
Dougie Howells (Year 13)
Nathan Richards (Year 13)
Rohan Wadhawan (Year 13)
Tom Andersen (Year 13)
Sonny Hope (Year 13)
Alasdair Mead – Best in Year (Year 12)

Garam Lee, Second Year student spoke to us about his achievement:

To get full marks with Alex in the maths challenge feels great – 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes doesn’t sound much but the problem solving eats through the time! Everyone is working hard so they can smash through the very different next round.”

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