The Intermediate Maths Challenge is a maths competition organised by the UKMT, usually sat by students in Years 9-11 (England and Wales), S2-S4 (Scotland) or Years 10-12 (Northern Ireland), though younger students may also enter.

Below you can find a table with the grade boundaries for past papers for the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. But first let me show you some online courses (including loads of free content) that I’ve made specifically to help you prepare for this competition and to master the end of GCSE and transition to A-level maths.

Past papers, solutions and further information can be found at https://www.ukmt.org.uk/

The exact grade boundaries for the IMC vary from year to year, but 40% of participants receive certificates in the ratio of 1:2:3 Gold : Silver : Bronze . This means that roughly 7% of entrants overall receive Gold, 13% Silver and 20% Bronze. Some students are also invited to take part in the Kangaroo and Olympiad follow on rounds – the grade boundaries for these depend on which year group the student is in.

The Grey and Pink Kangaroo, and the Cayley, Hamilton and Maclaurin Olympiads are follow on rounds to the Intermediate Maths Challenge. For more information and a table including all past qualification boundaries see the page here. There’s also a YouTube video summarising and discussing all of this information here:

INTERMEDIATE MATHS CHALLENGE GRADE BOUNDARIES:

YearBronzeSilverGold
2022506581
2021556886
2020607289
2019435571
2018485973
2017476178
2016405062
2015374964
2014425572
2013475974
2012506277
2011475978
2010455670
2009395166
2008425470
2007506378
2006465872
2005405065
2004405168
2003465874
2002536272
2001324357
2000405573
1999506480
1998405370
1997556681

Looking for grade boundaries for other competitions?

Junior Maths Challenge Grade Boundaries

Senior Maths Challenge Grade Boundaries

Intermediate with follow on (Kangaroo + Olympiad) rounds