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Ninety of our most gifted and talented mathematicians from Years 9, 10 and 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 pupils are deducted 1 mark for an incorrect answer and questions 21- 25 whereby pupils are deducted 2 marks for an incorrect answer.

The Maths Department are pleased to report an excellent set of results this year; pupils 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: 4 pupils

Silver: 11 pupils

Bronze: 16 pupils

 

Best in school: Juliet Martin

Best in Year 9: Leah Ballard

Best in Year 10: Juliet Martin

Best in Year 11: John Watkins

 

Congratulations to all those who took part and particularly to those who won certificates- this is an outstanding achievement.  A further well done to John Watkins, Emily Bowron, Juliet Martin, Leah Ballard, Matthew Kimber and Victoria Staples who have all qualified for the next round on 15th March 2018- a KC1 record breaker for the number of students going through!

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