Success in Mathematics
19 April 2012
By virtue of his score in the Senior Maths Challenge last term, Will Boulton qualified to sit the British Maths Olympiad paper. This is a gruelling 3 ½ hour paper, which 1500 students are invited to sit each year. Will’s score of 38 out of 60 placed him in the top 25% of entrants, for which he earns a certificate of distinction. In fact, Will’s score is the highest that anyone can remember a Norwich School pupil achieving and he was only 1 mark away from earning a medal. This excellent result marks Will out as one of the top young mathematicians in the country.
The 5th form sat the intermediate challenge and achieved a total of 25 bronze certificates, 29 silvers and 19 golds. Of the gold winners, 13 qualified for follow-on papers including 5 olympiad qualifiers: Santosh Saravanavel, June Whee-Lee and Jonny Hewitt of Lower 5 and Cameron Magrath and Matt Jefford of Middle 5. Matt was top scorer overall with 106 points out of a maximum 135. Like Will, they too have taken the Olympiad paper and we now await the results.