KING’S Ely Senior student Eleanor MacGillivray was one of only two Year 10 girls from the whole of the UK to be invited to attend this summer’s Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp.

The programme was organised by the UK Mathematics Trust and took place at The Queen’s College, Oxford during the summer holidays.

Eleanor, who is now in Year 11, said: “I felt very honoured to be there. The camp was highly intensive, with a full week of problem solving and lectures on topics such as combinatorics and number theory, all given by renowned mathematicians, many of whom have represented the UK in previous International Maths Olympiads.

“It was fantastic to meet other young people from the UK who share my love of Maths, and to be able to exchange problems and solutions with them. The week was an incredible experience in the magnificent environment of Oxford University, and I relished every minute!

“I would like to thank the Maths department at King’s Ely for all their continued support.”

This summer, 98 per cent of King’s Ely’s GCSE Maths students achieved at least a grade 4 pass, with 57 per cent of students achieving at least a grade 7. In the challenging Further Maths GCSE paper, 63 per cent of pupils achieved a grade 8 or 9, which is the equivalent to an A*.

In May this year, Eleanor was among students from the top Maths sets in Years 9, 10 and 11 at King’s Ely who received their results from the annual Intermediate Maths Challenge. A total of 13 students qualified for the next round of the competition, three of whom achieved Merits; placing them in the top 25 per cent nationally. Eleanor achieved a Gold certificate and was not only the top scorer in her year, but the whole school.

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