Senior boys named among the UK’s mathematical élite

Eight Sixth-Formers – double last year’s total – have qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad, placing them in the ranks of the country’s very best young mathematicians.

They were among 119 Sixth-Form mathematicians who sat the UK Mathematics Trust’s Senior Challenge. To qualify for the Olympiad, they had to score least 106 points out of a possible 125.

The eight included Tochi Onuora, who took the Best in School accolade with a score of 121, and Aneesh Chopada, who was named Best in Year 12.

A further ten boys qualified for the other follow-on round from the challenge, the Senior Kangaroo, which required a score of at least 90 points.
Overall, 103 boys, or 87% of the QE entrants, were awarded certificates – 22 gold, 39 silver and 42 bronze. These are given in the ratio 1:2:3 to the top 40% of participants nationwide.

The challenge involves answering 25 multiple-choice questions in 90 minutes.