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Orlando is one of UK’s Top Young Mathematicians

May 16th, 2013

After an excellent result in the Intermediate UK Mathematics Challenge and subsequent Maths Olympiad, Orlando Chan has been invited to attend the UKMT Summer School at Balliol College, University of Oxford, quote “to stimulate around 40 of the UK’s most talented mathematicians”.  Congratulations to Orlando on his tremendous achievement.

Earlier this year a number of students from Year 11 part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s (UKMT) Intermediate Challenge. The Challenge is aimed at the top third of pupils in Year 11 or below in the UK and involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour under normal exam conditions. The top 40% of students nationally each receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Four bronze and seven silver certificates were awarded to Old Swinford Hospital students along with gold certificates to Orlando Chan, Timothy Peck, Samuel Russell, Kai Yin Chan, James Cross, George Hadfield and Harris Tang. Kai Yin, Samuel and Timothy were amongst the top 5,000 and therefore qualified for the follow on round The Maths Kangaroo, where Samuel and Timothy were both awarded merit certificates.

Orlando finished in the top 500 nationally which allowed him to take part in the Maths Olympiad, a two hour written paper involving in-depth mathematical analysis. As a result of his efforts Orlando was invited to attend the UKMT Summer School at Balliol College.

Pic shows:  Orlando Chan receiving his UKMT Certificate from Mr M Thompson Mathematics Teacher