The Junior Kangaroo and Junior Maths Olympiad are follow on rounds to the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. If you have qualified or want to try out some of the questions try this free online course working through the 2019 papers!

Junior Kangaroo Grade Boundaries

The Junior Kangaroo is scored much like the Junior Maths Challenge, with all questions being multiple choice. Questions 1-15 are given 5 marks each and questions 16-25 6 marks each, with no penalties for wrong answers. Certificates of Merit are awarded to the top 25% of students taking part, and all entries receive certificates of qualification. (To see the scores needed to qualify from the Junior Maths Challenge see the page here.

YearScore required for Merit
2021 not yet available
2020No Kangaroo paper due to pandemic
201989+
201896+
201789+
201695+
201596+

Junior Mathematical Olympiad Grade Boundaries (JMO)

There are two sets of boundaries for the JMO – firstly there are boundaries for book prizes/distinction and merit. There are also boundaries for Gold/Silver/Bronze medals, which will be detailed in the next section. The top 50 (50 people not percent!) scorers receive a book prize. Then the top scoring 25% of candidates receive a certificate of Distinction, and all candidates who have made a good attempt receive a Certificate of Merit. Any student who qualified directly from the Junior Maths Challenge will receive a Certificate of Qualification (see this page for qualifying scores).

YearBook PrizeDistinctionMerit
2021notyetavailable
2020no JMOdue topandemic
201959458
201848328
2017
201652348
201545288

Junior Mathematical Olympiad Medal Boundaries (JMO)

There are also boundaries for Gold/Silver/Bronze medals. Gold medals are awarded to the top 30 students, Silver to the next 60 students and Bronze to the next 120 students taking the paper. (Section B scores of 4 marks or lower do not count towards the medal scores, only attempts to individual questions scoring 5 or above)

YearGold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
2021notyetavailable
2020no JMOdue topandemic
2019595545
2018484033
2017
2016554435
2015463727