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MEGA MINDS: Northwood students return from maths tournaments with haul of medals

 Published on: 11th December 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Students from St Helen’s School in Northwood have excelled at recent maths competitions.

A total of 54 mathematics students took part in last month’s round of the Maths Olympiad for Girls (MOG), an annual problem-solving contest for young women across the country.

A total of 74 per cent of these students achieved a merit or higher, with 27 getting merits and 13 earning distinctions. Year 13 student Aemena was so successful that she qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad, the country’s premier maths tournament.

Elsewhere, 79 students also took part in last month’s Senior Maths Challenge (SMC), which posed five extremely difficult questions for participants to solve. The St Helen’s students won an impressive haul of 11 gold and 24 silver medals, with 85 per cent of the entrants achieving at least a bronze medal.

Six students – Amy in Year 12, and Aemena, Anchanaa, Ameera, Mehma and Lucy in Year 13 – have also earned special commendations for earning both a distinction at the MOG and a gold medal at the SMC.

A spokesperson for St Helen’s School said: “We congratulate all the students who took part in these competitions and thank them for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.”

Photo Credit: St Helen’s School

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