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18 November 2015

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Chelsea Independent College celebrates UKMT Maths Challenge Success

Maths students at the college achieved outstanding success in this year’s Senior Maths Challenge, organised by the UK Mathematics Trust. More Chelsea students than ever before qualified to be entered into the competition, and consequently won a record number of medals!

The competition involved answering 25 challenging multiple choice questions. Over 98,000 students from across the UK entered with the top 10% receiving a Gold certificate, the next 20% Silver and the next 30% Bronze.

A huge congratulations must go to our seven gold medal winners: Julius, Jake, George, Lambert, Saxon, Eugene and Tony, with Julius scoring an unheard of and rather awe-inspiring full marks. Riger also deserves a special mention as the best AS student, and one of the six silver medal winners.

Two of our students, Julius and Jake, qualified for the next round of the competition, the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1, an extremely challenging three and a half hour paper consisting of just six questions. The top achievers in this round may then go on to represent their country in the International Mathematical Olympiad. George and Lambert automatically qualified for the Senior Kangaroo, an invitation only one hour paper for students who just missed out on the BMO1. Both follow-up rounds take place on Friday 27th November.

It was a great showing too from our AS students, with four silver and seven bronze certificates between them. No doubt they will be aiming for gold this time next year!

If the under-sixteen students are feeling left out, don't worry. The Intermediate Maths Challenge will take place on the 4th February next year – keep an eye out for further information.

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