Around 500 of the highest scorers in each school year are invited to take part in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad papers.
|England and Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland|
|Cayley||Year 9 or below||S2 or below||Year 10 or below|
|Hamilton||Year 10||S3||Year 11|
|Maclaurin||Year 11||S4||Year 12|
All invited participants receive a UKMT keyfob and a Certificate of Qualification, Merit or Distinction depending on performance.
The top 100 students in each paper receive medals; coloured bronze for Cayley, silver for Hamilton and gold for Maclaurin.
Book prizes are awarded to the top 50 students in each paper. The titles vary from year to year.
Non-invited entrants i.e. those entered as discretionary candidates by their teachers, are entitled to all awards apart from Certificates of Qualification.
Sample past papers
Here are the Intermediate Olympiad 2017 thresholds:
Cayley: Prize/Medal/Distn/Merit 51/46/43/10
Hamilton: Prize/Medal/Distn/Merit 53/48/41/10
Maclaurin: Prize/Medal/Distn/Merit 41/32/26/9
Please note these are for guidance only; the thresholds are recalculated each year based on the national score distribution.
You may buy collections of past papers.