BSB Yiyang achieves Gold Medal Award at Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad

We are proud to announce Yiyang’s achievement in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad this year. Yiyang, a talented young mathematician in Year 11, has been awarded with a Gold Medal Award for being amongst the top 100 students of his age group and only narrowly missing out being in the top 50 students.

The Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad is a follow-on round from The UK Intermediate Mathematical Challenge that 120 BSB students in Years 9, 10 and 11 of took part in last February. Only 500 of the highest-scoring students from each year group of the 270,000 students that took the Mathematical Challenge were invited to attempt this two-hour six-question-long, extremely challenging exam. Yiyang qualified to be in this selected group.

Yiyang is a quiet, smart student who is currently taking his GCSE exams in Maths, Biology, Physics, ICT, Chemistry, Business, Spanish and English, and would like to take Further Maths, Physics, Economics and Spanish A Levels during his Pre-University experience at BSB Nexus next year. When asked about the Mathematical Olympiad, he revealed an ambitious personality: ‘The exam was extremely difficult. Some of the knowledge was A Level, but I still tried. I enjoyed the exam but not the results. I will try again next year.’

Mr Oldfield, Maths teacher at The British School of Barcelona, said: ‘This is an incredible achievement and a first for a BSB student taking part in the UKMT challenge and reflects the outstanding mathematical ability Yiyang possesses.’

Besides the Gold Medal, Yiyang also received a Certificate of Distinction. Yiyang is considering studying Maths and New Technology at University when he graduates from school. We wish him every success in the future!

About the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust

UKMT is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in Mathematics. The UKMT organises national Mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18-year-old pupils.

The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are designed to promote problem solving and stimulate interest in Maths. There are three levels (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) which cover the Secondary school range and together they attract over 650,000 entries from over 4,500 schools.

Further details of the UKMT and its Maths Challenges can be found at following website: