In the midst of her GCSE examinations, some great news for Georgina (U5) who has been selected to attend the UK Mathematics Olympiad Training Camp at Oxford University. She follows in the footsteps of Phoebe (L6) who attended the same camp last year. This prestigious event brings together 22 of the country's most capable young mathematicians for a week's intensive training in mathematics beyond any conventional syllabus. The aim of the camp is to identify potential members of the UK squad for future International Olympiads. The week will be led by Dr Peter Neumann, Emeritus Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford.
Head of STEM, Sean Lang comments: "This is, by any measure, an exceptional achievement and we are extremely proud of Georgina, who represents the tip of a formidable iceberg. This year 76 of our girls achieved UKMT awards; over 40% of our upcoming Lower 6 are taking A Level Mathematics (once again, the most popular A Level in the school); and 15% have opted for Further Mathematics. At a time when, nationally, less than 2% of female A Level students take Further Mathematics we are delighted to be bucking the trend in a truly spectacular manner."