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1. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
oh and j_browder1, probably silver? depends on the boundaries though.
2. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
(Original post by beaux1)
I'm year 10 and I got 87 no Olympiad for me this year! but I'll get gold right?
yer probably gold
3. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
(Original post by beaux1)
oh and j_browder1, probably silver? depends on the boundaries though.
or bronze if the boudaries are the same or only slightly lower

4. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
(Original post by zactissue)
or bronze if the boudaries are the same or only slightly lower

Thank you what do you think the grade boundaries will be this year, was it harder/easier than last year? Also, won't the fact that you no longer lose marks for questions 1-15 make it higher?
5. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
I think most people have found it harder- my maths teacher agreed, but since I didn't do it last year, so I can't comment, although the general consensus is that it was harder, thus the boundaries may be lower? did one used to lose marks for incorrect answers for questions 1-15? was unaware of that, so boundaries could be higher, so you may get a bronze? I am however estimating wildly but bronze is for the top 40% isn't it? That's a rather large span, so you may be in with a chance!
6. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
Who thinks they'll be doing the IMOK?
7. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
Will 95 make it to any sort of further round?
8. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
(Original post by Spiky_Roses)
Will 95 make it to any sort of further round?
It'll almost certainly make the Kangaroo (pink kangaroo if you're in year 10/11, grey kangaroo if you're in year 9 or below). It's probably enough for the Cayley (year 9 and below olmypiad paper). If the boundaries are lower than usual it might be enough for Hamilton (year 10 olympiad paper), though I doubt it'll be enough for Maclaurin (year 11 olympiad paper).
9. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
any ideas of boundaries yet?
10. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
I think they will be almost the same as last year since you no longer lose marks for questions 1-15, while the questions are slightly harder than last year.
11. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
Anyone else know their mark yet?
I worked mine out after the exam
12. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
Blimey... I think i might have got 135... :s got 118 last year so i guess its an improvement... Im in year 11 btw
13. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
i got 63
in my opinion it felt easier than last year
14. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
(Original post by Quantified)
Blimey... I think i might have got 135... :s got 118 last year so i guess its an improvement... Im in year 11 btw
Well done I'm so annoyed at myself for getting the last question wrong!
15. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
Anyone knows the boundaries for Olympiad in earlier years?? I'm in year 10 and i got 102. I wonder if it's not above the boundary in any years? Thanks (I know that the boundary for last year for year 10 is 99)
16. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
(Original post by ivan15)
Anyone knows the boundaries for Olympiad in earlier years?? I'm in year 10 and i got 102. I wonder if it's not above the boundary in any years? Thanks (I know that the boundary for last year for year 10 is 99)
It was 90 in 2009, 91 in 2010.
17. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
I got 95, but I'm in y10 and it's my first try at intermediate so hopefully I'll improve next year
18. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
(Original post by Claree)
It'll almost certainly make the Kangaroo (pink kangaroo if you're in year 10/11, grey kangaroo if you're in year 9 or below). It's probably enough for the Cayley (year 9 and below olmypiad paper). If the boundaries are lower than usual it might be enough for Hamilton (year 10 olympiad paper), though I doubt it'll be enough for Maclaurin (year 11 olympiad paper).
19. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
The boundaries are up! (last year's boundaries in brackets)

Certificates
Bronze 50 (45)
Silver 62 (59)
Gold 77 (78)

Kangaroo
Grey (Year 9) 77 (77)
Pink (Year 10 and 11) 87 (88)

Cayley (Year 9) 90 (92)
Hamilton (Year 10) 96 (99)
Maclaurin (Year 11) 101 (104)

(Maclaurin for me)

I think these reflect general opinions of the paper - 5 more needed for bronze and 3 more for silver as q1-15 were generally found easier than last year, but lower omypiad boundaries as the last questions were found signifcantly harder.
Last edited by Claree; 15-02-2012 at 21:45. Reason: adding more detail
20. Re: Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Thursday 2nd February 2012 UNOFFICIAL MARK SCH
Don't know if anyone will see this but does anyone know what the actual mark boundary for a certificate in last years pink kangaroo was?
I know it's a percentage pass but what was the lowest mark to get it?

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