Junior Mathematicians shine in Olympiad

Three boys have been awarded certificates of distinction for their achievements in a prestigious national Mathematics competition.

Kiran Aberdeen, of Year 7, Aneesh Chopada and Souhardh Kotakadi, both of Year 8, finished among the top 25% in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Junior Olympiad – a follow-on round for the best 1,200 among the 250,000 pupils who took part in the Junior Challenge. In addition to their certificates, Aneesh and Souhardh were awarded bronze medals, which are given to pupils who achieve a good score in section A of the two-hour paper, as well as offering two excellent solutions in section B.

“In all, 12 of our Year 7 and 8 were invited to take place in the Olympiad and were thus placed in the top 1,200 in the country, which is very satisfying,” said Headmaster Neil Enright. “I must congratulate the boys on their achievements in what is a very rigorous examination of mathematical ability.”

Aneesh Chopada was also in the QE Mathematics team that was placed 11th of 80 in the final of the Intermediate Maths Team Challenge, which is for pupils in Years 8 and 9.