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Stretching high-attaining young people

2020 Olympiad scripts still in school should be returned to us by the end of September. We will aim to mark them before Christmas 2020.

The Hamilton Olympiad is a follow-on round to the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. It is a 2-hour competition consisting of six problems requiring full written solutions.

We invite around 600 qualifying students from the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge to take part in the Hamilton Olympiad. Students who have missed the qualifying score threshold for the competition, which varies from year to year, may be entered into the competition at the discretion of their school.

How do I take part?

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

Any qualifying candidates for the Hamilton Olympiad with be clearly indicated in your results from the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. Question papers will be available to download before the Olympiad date.

What happens after the Hamilton Olympiad?

Each qualifying student receives a Certificate of Qualification and the highest-scoring participants each receive Certificates of Distinction and Merit.

The top 50 or so scorers will be awarded a book prize; the title varies from year to year.

We award medals to the top 100 scorers in the competition.

How can I prepare for the Hamilton Olympiad?

Teachers can use past Hamilton Olympiad papers as a source of high-quality problems to encourage their students to think mathematically and to prepare for the competition. We are delighted to be working with DrFrostMaths to help teachers use past problems in the classroom.

We also sell downloadable past papers and books which can help students to prepare for our competitions.

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Hamilton Olympiad 2021 (discretionary entry)

Check your account to see if you have any automatic qualifiers for this competition.

Thu 18 Mar 2021
17:00 on Thu 11 Mar 2021
Open to
Year 10 S3 Year 11
£22.00 per paper