Welcome to the British Mathematical Olympiad
BMO Round 1 high scores (12 January 2022, New Zealand results added 20 January 2022)
BMO Round 1 was marked remotely in December. The following candidates scored 43 or more out of 60.
BMO Round 1 markers’ report (10 January 2022)
The markers’ report on BMO1, with discussions of different approaches to the problems, is now available.
BMO Round 1 (4 December 2021)
This year’s BMO Round 1 paper was taken on 2 December; video solutions are available online. Production facilities for the video were donated by the University of Bath Audio Visual Unit. The problems were by Dominic Rowland (problems 1 and 3), Daniel Griller (problems 2 and 6), Stuart Haring and Maya Brock (problem 4) and Jeremy King (problem 5).
UK MOG report (7 November 2021)
The report for schools on the 2021 UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls paper, with statistics of results, is now available.
UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (8 October 2021)
IMO 2021 report available (24 September 2021)
The reports on past IMOs now include Dominic Yeo’s report on IMO 2021.
Balkan Mathematical Olympiad results (10 September 2021)
The UK team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10). The medal cut-offs were 35 for gold, 24 for silver and 16 for bronze.
Balkan Mathematical Olympiad problems (8 September 2021)
The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad paper was sat today, with the UK team sitting the paper in Leeds. The problems were proposed by the UK (Aron Thomas), Greece, Serbia and the UK (Sam Bealing and Alexander Betts), respectively.
Balkan Mathematical Olympiad team (16 August 2021)
The UK has been invited as a guest nation to send a team to the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, organised by Cyprus and to be held online, 6–10 September, with the exam on 8 September. The UK team will be:
The Leader is Freddie Illingworth (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) and the Deputy Leader is Emily Beatty (Trinity College, Cambridge).
IMO 2021 results (23 July 2021)
The IMO papers were sat on 19 and 20 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained two gold and three silver medals and an Honourable Mention and a score of 131 out of 252, coming equal 9th out of 107 participating countries. The medal boundaries were 24 for Gold, 19 for Silver and 12 for Bronze. A press release about the UK performance is available.
The IMO problems were submitted by Australia, Canada, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and Austria, respectively.
IMO team selected (6 June 2021)
The UK team for IMO 2021 will be:
The first reserve is Tommy Walker Mackay (Stretford Grammar School). Congratulations to all students who participated in this year’s selection tests.
The Team Leader is Dominic Yeo (University of Oxford) and the Deputy Leader is Sam Bealing (Trinity College, Cambridge). The IMO will take place as a remote event, organised by Russia with the exams on 19 and 20 July.
IMO squad selected (20 April 2021)
Following the first round of selection tests, the squad of ten from which the team of six for IMO 2021 will be selected has been chosen as:
The IMO will take place 14–24 July, organised by Russia in a format to be determined.
Romanian Master of Mathematics 2021 UK participants (20 April 2021)
The Romanian Master of Mathematics competition will be held online, 20–26 May. The students to represent the UK will be:
The team is led by Geoff Smith (University of Bath).
EGMO results (15 April 2021, press release added 16 April)
The UK team in the tenth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 5th out of 55 participating teams (3rd out of 37 official European teams). The medal boundaries are 21 for gold, 14 for silver and 8 for bronze. A UKMT press release is available.
European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad problems (13 April 2021)
The problems (day 1, day 2) from the tenth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, held as a virtual competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now available. The problems were submitted by Australia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Australia, Austria and Austria, respectively.
Olympiad training camps and IMO selection (6 March 2021)
The 2021 edition of the annual residential olympiad camp, normally hosted in Cambridge, was cancelled because of the ongoing UK restrictions. The 2020 edition of the annual summer school for students new to olympiads, normally hosted in Oxford, was also cancelled.
BMOS is currently planning an online event from April 6th to 9th as partial replacement for both of these cancelled residential activities. Invited students will be contacted shortly.
A first round of selection tests for the team to represent UK at IMO 2021, will be held on 17th and 18th April in an online format.
EGMO 2021 team (26 February 2021)
The 10th European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, organised by Georgia, will be held 9–15 April. The UK team, taking part remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be:
The reserve is Rebekah Glaze of West Kirby Grammar School. The Team Leader is Jenny Owladi of the Bank of England and the Deputy Leader is Kasia Warburton of Trinity College, Cambridge.
BMO Round 2 high scores and solutions (19 February 2021)
BMO Round 2 was marked remotely over the period 6–7 February. The following candidates scored 20 or more out of 40. Solutions are also available.
BMO Round 2 (29 January 2021)
This year’s BMO Round 2 paper was taken yesterday. The problems were by Ivan Chan (problem 1), Dominic Rowland (problem 2), Freddie Illingworth and Dominic Yeo (problem 3) and Jeremy King (problem 4).