Yi Zhang (L5) performed extremely well in the Hamiltonian Maths Olympiad, a competition for year 10 students, which took place on Thursday 15 March, and puts him in the top 25 students in the country in his age group.
In fourth and fifth form, all students in the S-set enter the Intermediate Mathematics Challenge, where students who do well can gain gold, silver and bronze certificates. Students who achieve gold certificates and score particularly highly are then invited through to subsequent rounds, the most prestigious being the Olympiad round.
Yi scored 123 in the Intermediate Maths Challenge, and was invited to take part in the Hamiltonian Olympiad on 15 March. The Olympiad paper consisted of six very challenging questions, to be answered in two hours, with top marks only being awarded for fully rigorously written out mathematical answers. Yi answered five of the six questions completely correctly, scoring full marks for these questions. This put him in the top 25 students in the country in his age group. He was awarded a certificate of distinction, a medal, and a book entitled ‘The Hidden Maths of Sport’ which is only awarded to students who came in the top 50.