This page contains lots of information about the UKMT Senior Mathematical Challenge, including a table with links to past papers and solutions and another with grade boundaries for all past papers. Further information, including information about how to sign up for the challenge, can be found at https://www.ukmt.org.uk/.
What is the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge?
The UKMT Senior Maths Challenge is a 90-minute multiple choice maths competition, usually taken by students aged 16-18 in the UK and around the world. Entries are also open to enthusiastic younger students. To understand how the Senior Maths Challenge fits into the system of UK maths challenges take a look at the video below. It also explains how to qualify for the follow-on Kangaroo and Olympiad rounds.
How can I prepare for the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge?
As well as practising with the past papers linked below, you can prepare for the challenge by taking a Mathsaurus online course. In the free course ‘Get Ready for the Senior Maths Challenge‘ you can practise real past SMC questions, each with a video hint and solution. In the upgraded course Go for Gold in Maths Challenges (age 16-18) you can follow tutorials on some of the most important topics and try lots of original practice problems not available anywhere else.
What follow-on rounds are there for the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge?
Students who do well in the Senior Maths Challenge may qualify automatically for the Andrew Jobbings Senior Kangaroo or for the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 (BMO1). Students who do not qualify automatically but want to take these papers can still make discretionary entries. Resources for the Senior Kangaroo can be found at the page here.
SENIOR MATHS CHALLENGE PAST PAPERS:
SENIOR MATHS CHALLENGE GRADE BOUNDARIES:
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