Thirty of our most gifted and talented mathematicians from Years 7 and 8 recently took part in UKMT’s Junior 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: 8 students
Bronze: 18 students
Best in school: Charlotte Lawton
Best in Year 7: Charlotte Lawton
Best in Year 8: Nathan Garbett
Congratulations to all those who took part and particularly to those who won certificates- this is an outstanding achievement.