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: 2 pupils
Silver: 6 pupils
Bronze: 19 pupils
Best in school: Jerome
Best in Year 9: Megan
Best in Year 10: Jerome & Nathan
Best in Year 11: Zak
Congratulations to all those who took part and particularly to those who won certificates- this is an outstanding achievement. A further well done to Megan, Nathan and Jerome who have all qualified for the next round on 21st March 2019! A special congratulations to Jerome who qualified in to the highest round for the year group and qualified recently into the British Olympiad Maths Challenge - genius!