Gifted Wisbech mathematician wins medal

Maths supremo Elliot Young scoops national award.
Maths supremo Elliot Young scoops national award.

A gifted mathematician can be counted among the nation’s best young problem solvers after winning a national medal.

Elliot Young, who attends Wisbech Grammar School, is celebrating after achieving success in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad, organised by the UK Mathematics Trust.

The 16-year-old was awarded a medal for finishing in the top 100 in his fifth form year group in the whole country.

It comes after the talented student scooped the best in school title with a gold award in the Trust’s Intermediate Maths Challenge in February.

Geoff Howes, the Grammar School’s head of mathematics, said: “To be placed in the top 100 mathematicians in his year group is both a great honour for Elliot and for the school. He worked extremely hard to reach this level and is a great inspiration for the other pupils.

“It also means Elliot has a very strong statement about his ability when he comes to complete his application for university in a year’s time.”