KING’S Ely Sixth Form students, Lauren Peck (left) and Eleanor MacGillivray (right), were on fantastic form in this year’s ‘Mathematical Olympiad for Girls’.

Eleanor, who is in Year 13 and is Head of School, achieved 100% in the competition for the second year running, which places her in the top 0.2% of entrants nationally, and qualifies her for the next round.

Lauren, who is in Year 12, achieved a Merit in the competition, and was just a few marks away from a Distinction.

Organised by the UK Mathematics Trust, the annual contest encourages girls and young women across the UK to tackle advanced mathematical problems. Around 2,200 students participated in this year’s competition in October.

Pupils had two-and-a-half hours to answer five challenging questions and the solutions needed to be explained in full sentences. There were only four students who achieved 100%.

Congratulations Eleanor and Lauren – amazing results!

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