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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:07 am 
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Has anyone's child been on one of these? Dd1, y10, just got an invitation after the IMO, in Birmingham in July. I'm just being curious, would love to hear any previous experiences :-)


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Wow, congratulations.

(What score do you need to achieve to get the invitation?)


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:43 pm 
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I hear that they are brilliant ...


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:15 pm 
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999 mum wrote:
Wow, congratulations.

(What score do you need to achieve to get the invitation?)


She got 102 on the IMC - Hamilton cut off was 96 iirc. And then 32/60 in the IMO, which was enough to get her a distinction (top 25%) but not a medal (top 100). So tbh I'm not quite sure how she got invited, lol, as although obviously she's done really well, it doesn't seem top flight to me. They said they don't only look at the numbers, so I guess she did something impressive somewhere!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:27 am 
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Is she at a state school?

Perhaps it was the questions she did and the solutions that impressed?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:47 am 
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Yeah, grammar.

Whatever she did, she's very excited :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:11 pm 
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I know that the UKMT are trying to reach beyond private schools that have the time to tutor/prep for the challenges to invite high scoring pupils from state schools.

Hope you got my PM!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:50 pm 
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aliportico wrote:
She got 102 on the IMC - Hamilton cut off was 96 iirc. And then 32/60 in the IMO, which was enough to get her a distinction (top 25%) but not a medal (top 100). So tbh I'm not quite sure how she got invited, lol, as although obviously she's done really well, it doesn't seem top flight to me. They said they don't only look at the numbers, so I guess she did something impressive somewhere!


Wow. Congratulations to your DD. I hope she enjoys her week.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:13 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
I know that the UKMT are trying to reach beyond private schools that have the time to tutor/prep for the challenges to invite high scoring pupils from state schools.


Ah, interesting. They certainly don't do any prep for it at her school, but then neither do they stick very rigidly to the National/gcse curriculum :-)

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Hope you got my PM!


I did, thank you :-) Any insider snippets gratefully received ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:58 pm 
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I still haven't found out. DS (y8) sat it and all we've been told is that he got an A. I asked what this was but I've not had a reply and if he did get invited (I'm sure he hasn't been) it would be sent to the school and they'd probably forget to tell me as they did with another boy a few years back! :roll:

Oh and absolutely no prep either! :roll:


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