On Thursday 7th February, students from Years 9 and 10 braved the annual UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. This is a 60 minute paper with 25 multiple choice questions. The questions are challenging and require creative thinking and use of Mathematics to solve correctly.
We had an excellent set of results this year. The best in school was Tom Flint Y10 with Dan Harrowing Y9 following closely behind. Both achieved Gold Certificates. Silver Certificates went to Toby Pollicott-Reid and Barnaby Heazel in Y9, and Max Rabone and Ashley Kelk in Y10. Then a further 10 students between both years getting a Bronze award out of a total of 55 entries in the academy.
Gold awards are given to the top 6% of entrants, Silvers to the next 13% and Bronze to the next 21% to put into perspective how well these pupils have performed.
The Maths Challenges are part of the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT), a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.