Sixty of our most gifted and talented mathematicians from Years 9 to 11 recently took part in UKMT’s Intermediate Maths Challenge. The Challenge is a national competition whereby approximately 4,000 schools in the UK take part each year. The 1-hour long paper contains highly challenging multiple choice problem questions; it is split into three sections- questions 1-15 where there is no deduction of marks for incorrect answers, questions 16-20 whereby students are deducted 1 mark for an incorrect answer and questions 21- 25 whereby students are deducted 2 marks for an incorrect answer.
The Maths Department are pleased to report an excellent set of results this year; students are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze certificates if they score above the respective thresholds- only 40% of participants receive certificates nationally. Our headlines are as follows:-
Gold: 2 students
Silver: 7 students
Bronze: 18 students
Best in Year 11: Samuel Howard
Best in Year 10: Emily Bowron
Best in Year 9: Juliet Martin
Congratulations to all those who took part and particularly to those who won certificates- this is an outstanding achievement. Furthermore, Emily Bowron qualified for the next round of the Challenge, the Pink Kangaroo, which she will take part in on the 16th March. Well done to Emily and we wish you all the best!