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Stretching high-attaining young people

The British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2 follows Round 1. It is a 3.5-hour competition consisting of four very challenging problems requiring full written solutions.

As well as challenging high-scorers from the Senior Mathematical Challenge, the British Mathematical Olympiad is an entry point to the training and selection programme for international competitions.

How do I take part?

The competition is open to eligible students and those entered at the discretion of their schools.

We invite around 1000 qualifying students from the Senior Mathematical Challenge to take part in the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1. Students who did not take the Senior Mathematical Challenge, or who did not reach the qualifying threshold, may be entered into the competition at the discretion of their school.

We then send invitations to high-scorers to participate in the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2. Question papers will be available to download before the Olympiad date.

How can I prepare for the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2?

Students preparing for the competition should look at our guidance and past British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2 papers.

We also sell books which can help students to prepare for our competitions.

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British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2 2020-21 (discretionary entry)

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Thu 28 Jan 2021
17:00 on Wed 20 Jan 2021
17:00 on Wed 20 Jan 2021
Open to
Year 13 or below S6 or below Year 14 or below
£29.00 per paper
Entries to this competition are either not open yet or have already closed.