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George qualifies for National Maths Olympiad

George qualifies for National Maths Olympiad
Budding mathematician George Robinson.
Friday 11th June 2010 by C. Freeman
In May, Year 8 students from across the United Kingdom took part in the Mathematics Trust Junior Mathematical Challenge.

60 students from Brooke Weston took part in the one hour multiple choice test aimed at challenging high achievers in mathematics. 36 of these students were awarded a certificate, but of particular note, George Robinson scored 105 marks out of a possible 135 qualifying him for the Junior Mathematical Olympiad round, a round reserved for the top 1200 students in the country.

George has been working hard after school, practising questions from previous years. He said 'I haven't seen a question yet where I didn't understand the solution, so I'm feeling very confident. The more I practise the more I get familiar with the way the questions are designed so I can find the solutions myself.'

The Gifted and Talented Coordinator in the Maths department, Mr Costello said 'George's excellent attitude and high attainment in maths lessons have earned him much renown among his classmates and maths teacher, Miss Rusher. I am glad to see that he is rising to the challenge and getting so much enjoyment out of his achievements.'

George will sit the two hour 10 minute question paper on Tuesday 15 July and everyone in Brooke Weston will be eagerly awaiting his results.

Text and picture by Mr Ashley Costello.

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