Senior Mathematical Challenge Awards


Scoring rules for the Senior Mathematical Challenge are as follows:

  • All participants start with 25 points
  • 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer
  • 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer
  • Answers left blank will be marked as 0

Awards and Thresholds

To recognize the highest performers in the Challenge, we award the top-scoring 66% of participants Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. Students that are ‘Best in Year’ or ‘Best in School’ will also receive a badge to denote this on their certificates. Students not amongst the high scorers will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The 2023 award thresholds are:

Gold 80+

Silver 64+

Bronze 49+

Senior Kangaroo
80+ (UK only)

British Mathematical Olympiad

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Junior Kangaroo: 88+ (UK only)


Junior Kangaroo: 88+ (UK only)

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