Maths Olympiad contestants

Barrow Sixth Form girls take part in top national maths olympiad

Four girls from our Rating Lane Campus took part in this year’s UKMT Mathematical Olympiad for Girls, which involved over 1700 girls nationwide. The event, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, was introduced in 2011 to help schools and colleges nurture the talents of enthusiastic young female mathematicians, and is aimed at girls who have in the past achieved highly in mathematics. Entering the competition is a huge achievement and a testament to the ability of the students, with extremely high-level questions being presented to the young mathematicians.

The challenge comprises of a 2.5-hour competition consisting of five challenging problems aimed at girls and young women across the UK. Each problem requires a full, written solution.

The results from the competition is used to help identify students who might become members of the UK team for the European competitions, with top scorers awarded a Certificate of Distinction.

The students who represented Barrow Sixth Form College were:

  • Erin Dixon
  • Connie Andrews
  • Amelia Smith
  • Caitlyn Toal

Erin Dixon, who competed in the Olympiad said, “We had a challenging, but great time at the Olympiad challenge. It lasted for around 2 and a half hours and the aim was to get into the international competitions by completing 5 different challenges. We’re looking forward to seeing if we’ve progressed to the next level.”

Results will be released in November. We wish all of the students the best of luck.

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