Encouraging girls to tackle advanced mathematical problems

The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is aimed at girls and young women across the UK and consists of five challenging problems.

Date: 7 October 2021

Eligible year groups: England, Wales and Overseas - Year 11 and above, Scotland - S4 and above, Northern Ireland - Year 12 and above (students who are younger may enter at the discretion of their school or college).

Time allowed: 2.5 hours

Entry fee: £20 per paper - first 4 entries free

Entries open soon!

How to take part

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. Please contact us if you have any questions about eligibility.

Certificates, medals and prizes

The top 25% of scorers receive a Certificate of Distinction; the next 45% receive a Certificate of Merit. The top 30 scorers will also be awarded a book prize; the title varies from year to year. Each student receives a Certificate of Participation.

Around 20 eligible top-scorers will be invited to sit the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1.

The 2020 award thresholds were: N/A

Preparing for the Challenge

The problems on the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls are challenging and the olympiad is not suited to all students.

Students may be discouraged from participating in other Challenges if they are entered for the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls inappropriately.

Teachers can use past papers of the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls as a source of high-quality problems to encourage their students to think mathematically and to prepare for the Challenge.

We also sell downloadable past papers and books which can help with preparation.

Contributing to our work

As a charity, we do not make a profit from entry fees. We spend all the money we raise on advancing the education of young people in mathematics. If you would like to support us further then please consider making a donation.

Our volunteers are at the heart of everything UKMT does from creating the Challenges to running our Enrichment activities. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us please do get in touch.