A level student Shines in International Mathematics Competition

Teenager Olaf Niechcial, from Tremadog near Porthmadog, won gold after coming out on top in the prestigious mathematics competition organised by the 'UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT)'.

Olaf gained an exceptionally high mark in the Senior Mathematical Challenge round of the competition, which is a 90-minute, multiple-choice challenge.

The competition encourages mathematical reasoning, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.

Following Olaf's success, he was invited by the trust to compete in a subsequent competition, the 'Andrew Jobbings Senior Kangaroo', which is a 60-minute challenge containing 20 problems. Olaf won a certificate of merit, which is won by less than 25% of the competition's candidates.

Llio Marian Davies, Mathematics A-level tutor at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, said: "Winning a gold medal in this competition is no small feat: Olaf was competing against some of the most capable individuals in the field of mathematics from all over the world."

Llio Marian Davies added: "One of the great advantages of studying A-levels here at the college is the fact that we have subject experts on each of our A-level courses, which is very advantageous for our students. We are extremely proud as a college of Olaf's success, well done indeed."

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