This November seven DCSPD Senior School students took part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. All seven did incredibly well, each managing to win a medal!
We would also like to mention that Josh Y did especially well, only getting one question incorrect, and has qualified to take part in the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 (BMO1).
The BMO1 is a notoriously difficult 3.5 hour Olympiad paper that is only attempted by the very best mathematicians in the world in Year 13 or under. Josh’s feat is even more impressive as he is only in Year 11.
The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a prestigious mathematics competition which annually attracts over 700,000 participants from around the world. The Challenge, which is administered by the UK Mathematics Trust, consists of a 90-minute, multiple-choice exam and encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.
The top-scoring 60% of participants are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. In addition, 1,000 of the very highest performers are invited to take part in the BM01, a difficult Olympiad that is used as the first round in the selection of the British national team which ultimately participates in the International Mathematical Olympiad.
Impressive accomplishments by our talented Dulwich Pudong mathematicians!