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    How did everyone do?
    How did you find the paper this year? Easier or harder than last year?

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    Didn't do it (I only compete in Senior) but i'd love to see the paper if somebody has it.

    I'll try and arrange some solutions if somebody can upload it.

    Good luck to all but most people don't really take it serious, atleast I only did it for fun.

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    (Original post by *MJ*)
    Didn't do it (I only compete in Senior) but i'd love to see the paper if somebody has it.

    I'll try and arrange some solutions if somebody can upload it.

    Good luck to all but most people don't really take it serious, atleast I only did it for fun.

    i think you can go on the website and get the paper!
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    (Original post by tennisgirl1994)
    i think you can go on the website and get the paper!
    I'll have a look later, then.

    Good luck with your Chemist dream. :woo:

    Chemistry. :love:
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    [QUOTE=*MJ*Good luck to all but most people don't really take it serious [/QUOTE]

    Tell that to the people who qualify from it to the IMOK and subsequently do well enough to end up in the IMO squad when they are in year 11.
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    What's the IMOK?
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    (Original post by JChoudhry)
    What's the IMOK?
    International Maths Olympiad and Kangaroo so the follow on rounds from the IMC. I'm not sure about being in the IMO squad in year 11 but I do know there's a summer camp for good enough entries for the Maclaurin.
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    (Original post by Tobedotty)
    ooo you live in walthomstow? Im from wanstead

    firstly silver is NOT bad, it puts you in the top 20% of the country. Also, if you really want to do better, grab the subject by the balls. Your teachers arent driving you hard enough so clearly you need to drive yourself harder. Get a few books (im sure your parents will buy them for you - its for your education), start doing past papers and you'll find that you improve incredibly quickly (sounds sad, so judging by where you live, I wouldn't start telling everybody . I used to be in the same situation, I liked maths but I wasnt being pushed - so I sorted it out myself

    If I were you I wouldnt focus on A-level stuff since you'll do that anyway (providing you weant to do a-level maths). You need to broaden your knowledge of maths outside the curriculum (although you'll probably crossover at some point).

    This is of course all if you do want to outstrip your peers...
    Actually the Maths Challenge means nothing. I've got Gold + Olympiad every year since Year 7 and I'm the top in my class in maths. However, this year (year 11) I got silver, with some lucky kid being the only one to get into the olympiad, yet I'm still top in GCSE maths and FSMQ additional maths.
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    (Original post by Groat)
    Actually the Maths Challenge means nothing. I've got Gold + Olympiad every year since Year 7 and I'm the top in my class in maths. However, this year (year 11) I got silver, with some lucky kid being the only one to get into the olympiad, yet I'm still top in GCSE maths and FSMQ additional maths.
    It certainly does in the Senior one and the Intermediate one can put you in good stead along with preparation all the way up to IMO.
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    (Original post by Groat)
    Actually the Maths Challenge means nothing. I've got Gold + Olympiad every year since Year 7 and I'm the top in my class in maths. However, this year (year 11) I got silver, with some lucky kid being the only one to get into the olympiad, yet I'm still top in GCSE maths and FSMQ additional maths.
    Ah, you see, for the SMC, it does require a lot of mathematical thinking, you know and doing the FSMQ makes no difference to your performance on this as you only require GCSE knowledge for it. Though for the IMC, I would once again say it's not luck, but being able to apply the simple maths you have learnt and thinking outside the box. I personally fail at that when looking at my mathematical ability, so I only got a Gold Kangaroo, but if it was based on the FSMQ/GCSE Maths, a lot of people would easily get really high marks, which ruins the point of this kind of test.
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    (Original post by JChoudhry)
    Ah, you see, for the SMC, it does require a lot of mathematical thinking, you know and doing the FSMQ makes no difference to your performance on this as you only require GCSE knowledge for it. Though for the IMC, I would once again say it's not luck, but being able to apply the simple maths you have learnt and thinking outside the box. I personally fail at that when looking at my mathematical ability, so I only got a Gold Kangaroo, but if it was based on the FSMQ/GCSE Maths, a lot of people would easily get really high marks, which ruins the point of this kind of test.
    To extrapolate your point, I definitely agree. Level of knowledge doesn't get you a mark at all. It's how you work things out.
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    (Original post by Small123)
    International Maths Olympiad and Kangaroo so the follow on rounds from the IMC. I'm not sure about being in the IMO squad in year 11 but I do know there's a summer camp for good enough entries for the Maclaurin.
    I'm not prepared to quote names, but I know a couple of people that have gone to a September camp following their result in the Intermediate Olympiad and subsequently got into the IMO squad in year 11.

    There are now two summer camps run in Birmingham each June/July for those who do well in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad. These mix Maths and fun and are well worth going to if you are picked.
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    Im doing Ad math it owns the best part is NO RETARDS as no one in my school (even though its a maths specialist) likes it so they alll **** around during class. I was top in my year in Math all the way from yr 2 to yr 7 until 2 sucessive **** teachers pushed my down to a C/B at the start of yr 11. Now I work at home and I am predicted A* in GCSE and D in FSMQ(CAUSE I MISSED OUT on allot of work after my house fire and cause i got moved to Totenham). But now everything is beter and im looking ti a BRIGHT FUTURE.
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    i GOT Silver from a **** school thats good. i came second best the top guys missed gold by 2marks.
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    Well, I got through to the Maclaurin making me also the only person in my school to get through to another round, hmm. Also the cut-off mark was 97 and I got ... 97 :p:.
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    I got 127 out of 135 marks (I got one of the last 5 wrong and the rest all correct), which means that I'm ranked 1st in my school including the Year 11s (I think). I'm therefore in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad Cayley Paper, which should be interesting.
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    (Original post by GameGod)
    I got 127 out of 135 marks (I got one of the last 5 wrong and the rest all correct), which means that I'm ranked 1st in my school including the Year 11s (I think). I'm therefore in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad Cayley Paper, which should be interesting.
    Well done.
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    (Original post by GameGod)
    I got 127 out of 135 marks (I got one of the last 5 wrong and the rest all correct), which means that I'm ranked 1st in my school including the Year 11s (I think). I'm therefore in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad Cayley Paper, which should be interesting.
    How old are you incidentally. Very, very well done, though .
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    (Original post by GameGod)
    I got 127 out of 135 marks (I got one of the last 5 wrong and the rest all correct), which means that I'm ranked 1st in my school including the Year 11s (I think). I'm therefore in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad Cayley Paper, which should be interesting.
    :eek: Wow I'm humbled...I'm just had my last chance at the IMC and only got 86...
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    I hope to score highly on the IMO Cayley Paper. I'm hoping to get a score of 55-56 out of 60.

    (Original post by Mr M)
    Well done.
    Thanks.

    (Original post by Small123)
    How old are you incidentally. Very, very well done, though .
    I'm in Year 9, born May 1996 (hence the Cayley Olympiad Paper). Thanks for the encouragement.

    (Original post by cz100)
    :eek: Wow I'm humbled...I'm just had my last chance at the IMC and only got 86...
    Well done on that mark. I'm very happy with my mark, so thanks for the kind words. :yes:
 
 
 
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