Olympiad success for Maths students

Three Alton College students participated in the annual Maths Olympiad for Girls recently. Jasmine Anwar, previously at Weydon School, Lisa Winkler, previously at Bohunt School and Charlotte Cranmer, previously at Mill Chase Academy undertook the challenge which lasts two and a half hours and consists of five involved mathematical problems for which full written solutions are required. 

The Olympiad is organised to encourage and inspire as many girls as possible to get involved in advanced problem solving.

Dr David Lynch, Curriculum Manager for Maths, said; ‘We are delighted that these three students have performed so well in the Maths Olympiad for Girls. It is designed to encourage and inspire as many girls as possible to get involved in advanced mathematical problem solving, and at Alton College we totally agree with these aims. Each year we have female (and male!) students applying to universities to do Maths degrees and these three girls are no exception. Charlotte is applying to do a Maths degree; Jasmine has applied to Oxford University for Maths & Philosophy; and Lisa has applied to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.’

Jasmine and Lisa received a Certificate of Participation, Lisa narrowly missing out on a Certificate of Distinction by just one mark. Charlotte was not only awarded a Certificate of Distinction (awarded to participants scoring 12+) but also gained an Honourable Mention for getting 10 out of 10 for one of the questions.

Find out more about studying Maths at Alton College 

Read more about Alton College's Maths Challenge for Schools here

Pictured l-r: Dr David Lynch, Jasmine Anwar, Charlotte Cranmer