Competition results reveal strength in depth among QE’s young mathematicians

Competition results reveal strength in depth among QE’s young mathematicians

Almost all QE boys taking part in this year’s Junior Maths Challenge won certificates, placing them among the top 40% entrants nationally.

A total of 292 QE Year 7 and 8 pupils entered the UK Mathematics Trust’s competition, and 279 of them, or 96%, won certificates, with 174 awarded gold, 77 silver and 28 bronze. Across the country, the top 40% receive gold, silver and bronze certificates in the ratio 1:2:3, and each school receives a Best in School certificate.

Around 1,200 of the highest scorers nationally are invited to take part in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad. Twenty-eight QE boys have qualified for the Junior Olympiad, with a further 88 reaching the competition’s other follow-on round, the Junior Kangaroo.

QE’s Best in School Award went to Andy Kwak (pictured above left), of Year 8, with a score of 130 out of 135. “I’m really pleased, but I think I will have to work a lot harder to do well in the Olympiad,” he said.

The Best in Year 7 title was awarded jointly to Bhunit Santhiramoulesan and Mukund Soni, who both scored 127.

Assistant Head of Mathematics Wendy Fung said: “We are delighted with how well the boys have done and look forward to the results of the Olympiad and Kangaroo.”