QE pupil among the Mathematics élite

Sixth-former Ariel Weiss has been awarded a certificate of distinction in a competition for the country’s top young mathematicians.

The certificates are given to the top 25% of entries in the first round of the Senior UK Maths Olympiad, which is organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT). There were 1,309 entrants this year. Most participants in this round are selected to take part having first achieved success in the UK Senior Mathematics Challenge, also organised by the UKMT.

QE’s Head of Mathematics, Gee Scarisbrick, said: “This is a considerable achievement by Ariel, who has been offered a place to read Mathematics at Queens’ College, Cambridge.”