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QM Student Achieves Distinction in the BMO

Success in the British Mathematical Olympiad

Published 14th January 2022

Congratulations to Katherine (Year UVI) who achieved a fantastic Distinction in round one of the British Mathematical Olympiad, organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT).

After sitting a 3½-hour paper in school, she narrowly missed out on qualifying for the next round.

British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO)

To enter the BMO, entrants take a 3½-hour exam in their own school with six questions to answer. You can see the exact paper that Katherine sat for round 1 here:

BMO Paper Round One

BMO Paper Round One - Answers

The British Mathematical Olympiad is a follow-up to the Senior Mathematical Challenge.

"As well as challenging high-scorers from the Senior Mathematical Challenge, the British Mathematical Olympiad is an entry point to the training and selection programme for international competitions."

Katherine sat the Senior Mathematical Challenge in 2021 and achieved a fantastic Gold award.

The UKMT also runs a Junior Mathematical Challenge and Intermediate Mathematical Challenge.

Find out more about the British Mathematical Olympiad and the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.

British Mathematical Olympiad - Distinction Award at Queen Margaret's School for Girls
UK Mathematical Challenge - Gold Award at Queen Margaret's School for Girls

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