Loughborough High School girl scoops British Maths Olympiad Merit Award

Loughborough High School girl scoops British Maths Olympiad Merit Award

22 January 2024

Year 13 student at Loughborough High School, Amanda, showcased her mathematical prowess and did the school proud at the UK Maths Trust (UKMT) Senior Maths Challenge last term.

The Senior Maths Challenge is a 90-minute, 25 multiple choice question challenge consisting of stimulating problems designed to make students think and problem-solve.

Those who do exceptionally well are invited to take part in the even more challenging British Mathematical Olympiad, which involved sitting a 3.5 hour paper, with full written solutions.

The invite to participate in this challenge is an incredible achievement alone, but for Amanda to be awarded a merit meant that her score was above the median and mean score of the entire elite cohort!

Her tremendous success is testament to Amanda’s enjoyment of and dedication to studying Maths at Loughborough High School, and she intends to continue her study of the subject at university next year.

Rachel Slade, Maths Teacher at Loughborough High School said: “The Maths Department at Loughborough High School runs a full programme of Maths mentoring at Junior, Intermediate and Senior level as an extra-curricular opportunity for girls such as Amanda.

This gives bright mathematicians with a passion for mathematical problem solving the opportunity to develop those skills during their time at LHS. This programme, along with university entrance test preparation course which runs as an enrichment option for girls in years 12 and 13, has led to great success in girls gaining places at top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, to study mathematically related degrees.”

The Loughborough Schools Foundation is a foundation of four schools comprising: Fairfield Prep School (boys and girls 3–11), Loughborough Amherst School (boys and girls 4–18), Loughborough Grammar School (boys 10–18), and Loughborough High School (girls 11–18). The schools operate under one governing body and are situated on two neighbouring campuses in the town. The Foundation also includes The Loughborough Nursery for children from 6 weeks to 4 years.

For more information about the Loughborough Schools Foundation, please visit www.lsf.org

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