The Perse School

Perse mathematicians on the podium in Maths Olympiad

7 Jan 2016

Perse students have enjoyed some impressive results in the first round of the British Mathematical Olympiad, which was sat by pupils before the Christmas break.

Twenty-one students entered the competition, and 11 Perse mathematicians were awarded Distinction certificates, which are awarded to the top 25% of entrants nationally.

Alex Harris in the Upper Sixth and Sechan Yun the Lower Sixth received Silver medals, having finished in the top 50 nationally. Congratulations also go to Renzhi Zhou and Thomas Read, after finishing in the top 20 students in the country. Renzhi scored full marks in the paper, making him joint first place in the country – an impressive achievement.

Renzhi, Thomas Read in the Lower Sixth, Alex and Sechan have all qualified for the second round of the British Mathematical Olympiad, which takes place later this term. We wish them the very best of luck in the next stage of the competition.

To add to this success, Renzhi and Thomas were also invited to attend a maths training camp in Hungary over the Christmas break, based on their results in the first round of the competition. Here, they spent a week training with the Hungarian International Mathematical Olympiad.

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