National Maths Challenge SuccessJo Leeson
Last term 80 students from Years 9, 10 and 11 sat the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. This Maths Challenge is an opportunity for our strongest Mathematicians to test themselves against other students around the country and consists of 25 problem solving Maths questions.
Our students performed fantastically well with several achieving Bronze and Silver awards. The greatest success stories belonged to Alex Hatton (Y11) and Evan Smurthwaite (Y9) who both achieved Gold awards (top 6% of scores) with Alex’s score putting him in the top 1.5% of students sitting the challenge.
By achieving their Gold Awards, both students qualified for the next round of the challenge, the Kangaroo Challenge. Alex and Evan performed remarkably well in this challenge too, Alex achieved a Merit which is the top award given to students who get in the top 25% of scores. Evan missed out on the merit award this time by a tiny margin.
Mr Muir Maths Challenge co-ordinator said “Both students should be incredibly proud of their achievement and are extremely passionate about Maths. Alex has been given the opportunity to attend a Maths summer school in Leeds which I hope he enjoys. I look forward to watching Evan’s progress into GCSE.
Well done to all the students who took part in the challenge.