Three girls at Oxford High School achieved outstanding results in this year’s Mathematical Olympiad for Girls. Over 1,500 girls nationwide participated with only the top 25% receiving a Certificate of Distinction. Two of the Oxford High pupils received this Certificate of Distinction which is an outstanding achievement in a national competition. Congratulations to Hannah, Cailley and Tilly on their maths prowess!

Rachel Burton, Head of Mathematics said “We were delighted to hear how well our girls performed in this national event. Maths is our most popular Sixth Form choice whereas, nationally, fewer than one in five girls in England studies A Level mathematics. The work of the UK Mathematics Trust is vital in encouraging young girls to push themselves in subjects traditionally thought of as male-dominated.”

The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is an event run by the UK Mathematics’ Trust introduced in 2012 to help schools nurture the talents of enthusiastic young female mathematicians. The UK Mathematics Trust is a charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.