A third progress after success in national Mathematics competition

 A third of participants from QE in this year's Intermediate Maths Challenge have qualified for the two follow-on rounds. Of the 263 boys from Years 9 to 11 who took part, 12 have qualified for the intermediate Olympiad and a further 75 for the Intermediate Kangaroo.

“We are delighted with how well the boys have done,” said Assistant Head of Mathematics Wendy Fung. “It is particularly pleasing to see a significant increase in the number who have qualified for the follow-on rounds – up to 87 this year, compared to 62 last year.”

The top 500 scorers from each school year group are invited to take part in the Olympiad, while a further 5,500 are invited to sit the Kangaroo papers.

QE’s best performance came from Year 10 pupil Lucas Duke, who scored 123 out of 135. “I am ecstatic about my result!” he said.

Sam Carling was top in Year 11, with a score of 105, and the best-placed Year 9 pupil was Keenan Dieobi, with 113.

The top 40% of entrants nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Overall, nearly 93% of QE boys gained certificates, with 91 QE awarded gold; 99 silver and 54 bronze.