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Mathematical Olympiad for Girls

About the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls

The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (MOG) is a competition aimed at girls in Year 11 and above (England and Wales), S4 and above (Scotland) and Year 12 and above (Northern Ireland). Younger entrants are allowed at the discretion of their school.

The next UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls will take place on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Enter the competition (WHEN OPEN)

MOG thresholds 2018:
Distinction: 27
Prize : 45
Thresholds are recalculated each year based on the national score distribution.

It aims to encourage and inspire as many girls as possible to get involved in advanced mathematical problem solving.

The MOG paper lasts two and a half hours and consists of five challenging mathematical problems for which full written solutions are required. The maximum possible score is 50.

Download past papers and sample solutions.

How do I take part?

The competition usually takes place in October and is aimed at UK school students. All entries must be made by recognised institutions, not individual students or their parents.

Each participant must either hold a UK passport describing them as a British Citizen or plan to have completed three full years of full-time secondary education in the UK by the time they leave school.

A recognised institution may enter up to four participants free of charge. A fee of £20 will be charged for each additional participant.

To enter the competition you will need to know your UKMT Centre number and know the name, the school year and a reason for entering each participant such as:

  • previous success in and experience of Olympiad competitions;
  • current participation in the Mentoring Scheme;
  • additional support and Olympiad training provided at school.

Please note that students can be discouraged from taking part in subsequent activities if they have a negative experience through sitting an Olympiad paper when they are not ready for it.

We do not make a profit from competition entry fees. All the money we raise is spent on advancing the education of young people in mathematics by funding the Team Maths Challenges, Mathematical Circles, National Mathematics Summer Schools, Mentoring Schemes and Olympiad Training Camps.

What happens after the competition?

Top-scoring participants are awarded a Certificate of Distinction.

MOG also forms part of the process to identify potential squad members for the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) and other international competitions.

Past papers, solutions and markers' reports

See the British Mathematical Olympiad Subtrust's Mathematical Olympiad for Girls page.

Past papers for the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad can be downloaded from the EGMO website.


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