The grade boundaries for the 2016 Lower 6th Written Paper are below. Many congratulations to all winners.
Roentgenium 48-60 - 55 Students, 0.76%
Gold 33-47 - 541 Students, 7.4%
Silver 26-32 - 992 Students, 13.7%
Copper 16-25 - 2631 Students, 36.4%
No Award 0-15 - 3010 Students, 41.6%
The committee moderated the top scripts and so some marks will have moved up or down. We received 7229 entries from UK schools this year. The certificates will be posted to schools this week. All schools submitting at least one mark will be sent one of the 3dz2 crystal trophies. We hope schools will continue to submit marks in order to build up their collection.
The written paper will return in June 2017 and registration will open at the beginning of 2017. Further details, past papers, answers, and reports can be found by clicking "The Lower Sixth Competition" panel below.
After five successful years of online challenges, there are 180 puzzles that are available to students and teachers. The entry level question for one of the challenges, chosen at random, is shown above. The other challenges can be found by clicking "The Online Challenge" panel below. We hope you have enjoyed the challenges as they came out, however, there are no plans to release new puzzles.