The Junior Maths Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 8 or below in England and Wales, Year 9 or below in Northern Ireland and S2 or below in Scotland.The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions.

The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and each institution receives a Best in School certificate.

Around 1200 of the highest scorers are invited to participate in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad #JMO

It consists of a two-hour paper of more in-depth mathematical problems to which there are two sections: Section A requires answers only whereas full written solutions are required for Section B. For some pupils this may be an unfamiliar exercise and an enjoyable introduction to this kind of mathematical activity. Papers are set and marked by the UKMT, as for the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad.

Based on the total score (A plus B sections; maximum score = 70) book prizes and certificates are awarded.

The top scoring 25% of all candidates receive a Certificate of Distinction. Of those scoring below this, candidates who make a good attempt at the paper (usually a score of 8+, but may be moderated based on the score distribution) will receive a Certificate of Merit. Of the remaining candidates, those who qualified automatically for the JMO via the JMC receive a Certificate of Qualification.

This year (Year 7) Saanya has been awarded the Gold Certificate, qualified for the Junior Maths Olympiad, awarded “Certificate of Merit” in the Junior Maths Olympiad, the Certificate for “Best IN YEAR” .

Hearty congratulations Saanya & keep it up.

(Saanya had been awarded a Gold Certificate & a Silver Medal in Year 6 in the Primary Maths Challenge and @ 11 year scored 162 the highest possible score in British Mensa IQ Test)


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