Founded by the largest UK organization——UKMT

A difficult test for high school students to select UK Olympiad team

Investigated comprehensive mathematics academic strength

Top students from all over the world competed together

BMO Round 1 Date:Nov. 16, 2023 (Thursday) 17:00-20:30 (210 mins)

BMO China Camp Date:Aug. 1st - 5th, 2024 (5 days)

Introduction

The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) was founded in 1996 and stands as a registered charity, whose charitable aim is to advance the education of young people in mathematics by offering a wide range of national-level competitions and activities for students from 11 to 18 years old in the UK.UKMT is also responsible for selecting UK National Mathematical Olympiad team to participate in the IMO. UKMT has a comprehensive mathematics assessment system, which not only encourages wide participation, develops interest, and experiences JMC/IMC/SMC and also includes BMO for selecting a national team.

BMO has two rounds: BMO Round 1 and BMO Round 2. Only the top 10% in BMO Round 1 can participate in Round 2. UKMT will select the top UK students from Round 2 to take part in the UK National Mathematical Olympiad camp and select the national team. Different from the multiple choice questions of the SMC, BMO is mainly a proof question, which requires students to specify the steps and process of solving the problem, and to investigate students' comprehensive mathematical academic strength in depth. In the UK, only students with excellent SMC results are eligible to participate in BMO Round 1. In China, Chinese students can directly register for BMO Round1.

2024 BMO China Camp:Starting from 2023, the British Mathematical Olympiad Committee, in collaboration with A*SEEDER, will introduce the top-level academic camp to China. This camp adopts the teaching content and methods of the UK- based camp. The main focus is not to have students solve more difficult problems, but rather to cultivate their thinking skills and problem solving ability. This ability is highly valued by prestigious institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge. The BMO China Camp will also provide sessions to share experiences related to applying for mathematical programs at universities like Oxford and Cambridge. According to the committee's admission policy, there are limited seats available for this BMO China Camp, with only 80 positions open for registration. Invitations are directed towards students who have excelled in the 2023 British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO), and the allocation of seats is on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled.

BMO Round 1

Language

English

Date

Nov. 16, 2023 (Thursday) 17:00-20:30

Participants

High school students

Time allowed

3.5 hours

Marking Scheme

Proof questions,Each question carries 10 marks,Answers left blank will be marked as 0;Partial marks are awarded depending on the clarity of the participants Mathematical presentation. We advise working in rough first, then writing up your best attempt. One complete solution will gain more credit than several unfinished attempts.

Form

Read questions online and answer questions online/offline

Award
    • Gold Medal:Top 20 in UK, the cut-off score in 2023 is 58+
    • Silver Medal:21-50 in UK, the cut-off score in 2023 is 49+
    • Bronze Medal:51-100 in UK, the cut-off score in 2023 is 44+
    • Distinction:the cut-off score in 2023 is 30+,about the top 15% of students achieved this award
    • Merit:the cut-off score in 2023 is 13+,about the top 45% of students achieved this award
    • Best in School
    • Best in Year

*Participants in China will be judged based on the UK cut-off scores.

BMO Round 2 qualification threshold

Around 100 top-scorers in UK will qualify in BMO Round 2. Chinese students according to the follow cut-off scores.

2023 BMO Round 2 cut-off scores: 13+

BMO Round 2

Language

English

Date

Jan. 25, 2024 (Thursday) 17:00-20:30

Participants

High school students

Time allowed

3.5 hours

Form

Read questions online and answer questions online/offline

Marking Scheme

Proof questions,Each question carries 10 marks,Answers left blank will be marked as 0;Partial marks are awarded depending on the clarity of the participants Mathematical presentation. We advise working in rough first, then writing up your best attempt. One complete solution will gain more credit than several unfinished attempts.

Award
    • Distinction:the cut-off score in 2023 is 18+
    • Merit:the cut-off score in 2023 is 6+

*Chinese students according to this cut-off scores.

BMO China Camp

Teaching Language

English

Date

Aug. 1st to Aug. 5th, 2024 (5 days)

Participants

Award Winners of the 2023 BMO

Location

Beijing, China

Number of Students Enrolled

80 high school students (limited registration, closed with full)

The Coaches

Dr . Geoff Smith MBE
Chair of the British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO) Academic Committee.
Head Coach of the British Mathematical Olympiad National Team.
Recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) honor.
Former President of the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Benjamin Gillott
Studying at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, majoring in Mathematics.
BMO Cambridge Camp
Silver medalist at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Aady Nagarajan
Studying at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, majoring in Mathematics.
BMO Cambridge Camp
Member of the BMO National Team.

Owen Mackenzie
Studying at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, majoring in Mathematics.
BMO Cambridge Camp
Member of the BMO National Team.
Renowned mathematical journal "Maths Gazette" student prize
Outstanding Young Scholar Award.

TJ Logarajah
Studying at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, majoring in Mathematics.
BMO Cambridge Camp
Member of the BMO National Team

Anujan Sribavananthan
Studying at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, majoring in Mathematics.
BMO Cambridge Camp
Member of the BMO National Team.
Member of the 2022 UKMT Winter Camp

Academic Modules and Schedule ( 9:00- 12:00 a.m. , 14:00- 17:00 p.m.)

The primary instructional modules at the camp: algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and number theory. The main focus is not to have students solve more difficult problems, but rather to cultivate their thinking skills and problem solving ability.

*Note: Depending on everyone's mathematical proficiency, the coaching team may adjust the course sequence, content, and difficulty.

 

Registration

(1) Registration Method: Register by scanning the QR code on the right.
(2) Deadline: May 15th, 2024.
(3) The training camp has limited enrollment slots. Once filled, registrations will be closed, and any applications beyond the deadline will be considered as an automatic waiver of eligibility.

Registration Details

Fee

Includes the exam, proctor fee, grading, part of past-papers(ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)

Deadline

BMO Round 1: Nov. 5, 2023
BMO Round 2: Jan. 15, 2024
BMO China Camp:May 15, 2024.

FAQ

REFUND POLICY

If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.

Northern Contact
Northern Region:
Beijing、Tianjin、Heilongjiang、Jilin、Liaoning、 Heibei、Inner Mongolia、Shanxi、Shandong
Eastern China Contact
Eastern Region:
Shanghai、Zhejiang、Jiangsu
Central China Contact
Central Region:
Henan
Southern China Contact
Southern Region:
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Western China Contact
Western Region:
Chongqing、Sichuan、Yunnan、Guizhou、Shaanxi、Gansu、Qinghai、Tibet、Ningxia、Xinjiang
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Central Region:
Hunan、Hubei、Anhui、Jiangxi