In Round 2 of the British Mathematical Olympiad, James Aaronson (Lower Eighth, Year 12) came 7th in the country with 31/40, and Sahl Khan (Sixth form, Year 11) 11th with 29/40. Jacob Ader (Upper Eighth, Year 12) came 27th with 17.
To have three pupils in the top 30, let alone two in the top 11, is unprecedented.
We reported on Round 1 last December
. Round 2 is taken by about 100 pupils from across the UK, drawn mainly from Years 12 and 13. To qualify, you have to have done outstandingly well in Round 1. Round 2 consists of four very difficult questions to be tackled in three and a half hours.
James and Sahl now wait to hear whether they will be invited to the Bulgarian Mathematical Olympiad and to the training camp at Trinity College, Cambridge, from which the UK team for the International Mathematical Olympiad
will be selected.