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February 24, 2021

Academic Success

We are delighted that there has been recent success in the United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad, British Mathematical Olympiad and in two prestigious essay competitions.

United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO) Success

Results are in for the United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO) and St Paul’s has had a pretty good year.

Out of the 49 boys that ended up sitting the exam, St Paul’s achieved 26 medals overall; 12 Bronze, 11 Silver and 3 Gold. All Gold medal winners have made it through to round 2, which we will host. There were over 1000 participants nationally this year and the competition was regarded as a tough one, and congratulations to all the pupils who participated and the Sixth Form classicists in particular.

British Mathematical Olympiad

The results of the second round of the British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO2) were announced over Remedy, with eight Paulines achieving Merits and four achieving Distinctions, the best performance for a number of years. The distinctions were awarded to Haolin Zhao (Fifth Form), Johnny Cubbon (Lower Eighth), Soufiane Noubir (Lower Eighth) and Jim Roberts (Lower Eighth). Well done to everybody who competed.

Essay Competition Success

We are delighted to announce that there have been further successful entries in the Immerse Education Essay Competition. Haruki Matsunaga (Fourth Form) entered the Law category of the competition for 13-15 year olds with an essay entitled: ‘What does justice mean?’. He was subsequently praised for its quality and is recognised as one of the highest calibre entries this year. He was awarded a partial scholarship to participate in their Cambridge or Royal Hospital School summer programme this year.

Rayn Lakha (Fifth Form) entered and selected the Economics essay title “Explain the Tulip Mania of the Dutch Golden Age”, with the hope of being able to attend the Cambridge Summer course. Rayn was amongst the top-scoring applicants and also received a partial scholarship.

Congratulations must also go to Lower Eighth student Kangzi Chan, who received a partial scholarship for his Economics essay submission: ‘Examine the Impact of Adam Smith on Society’. Kangzi also received the “Highly Commended” award (top 30 within all submissions) for his essay submission for the Harvard Undergraduate Essay Competition.

The Immerse Education Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to their chosen subject. The competition is run by the Immerse Education company, who run summer programmes at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and at Royal Hospital School.



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