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Top marks add up for Henry

A NUMERICAL whizz-kid from the Sixth Form College is continuing to impress in the British Mathematical Olympiad.

A NUMERICAL whizz-kid from the Sixth Form College is continuing to impress in the British Mathematical Olympiad.

Henry He became only the second student at the college to qualify to take part in the contest which is run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.

And the 17-year-old has already eclipsed previous student David Parkes’s effort by progressing to the second and final round.

His adventure is even more outstanding having only been in the UK for six months since moving from Harbin in China.

Henry sat the paper, which consisted of four questions to be completed in three and a half hours, at the college.

The complex mathematical problems are beyond A-Level standard but Henry rose to the challenge, achieving top marks of nine points for one of his questions.

“These are university level questions, so they are very difficult,” said Henry. “I was pleased to take part. I had already been involved in the Maths Challenge, which was a team event, but this was an individual contest.”

Henry and three other students came second in the Solihull heat of the Mathematics Challenge in November, losing out to Solihull School.

After completing his A-levels in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry, the teenager is hoping to progress to university and is considering engineering as a possible career path.

 

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