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Gold for Maths Challenge

A group of 10 students from Year 12 and 13 took part in this term’s Senior Mathematics Challenge which gave them the chance to demonstrate their logic and problem solving skills.

The students took individual national mathematics challenge test papers and answered questions on a variety of mathematical problems.

Year 13 student, David Wilson did extremely well with his individual paper and was awarded a gold certificate, which puts him in the top 10 per cent of all of the participants. David has taken the test for the past two years, he said:” I am really pleased to be awarded the gold certificate after being awarded silver for the past two years.

“The paper was a multiple choice paper with a number of questions to think about and apply various formulas and logic to. I found the first 15 questions to be easier than the last 10. I also knew if I put down wrong answers I would be deducted points.”

David is keen to do well in his A-level mathematics and hopes to study further maths at university.

Year 12 students, Daniel Warren and Jack Old also did well with the maths challenge and were awarded bronze certificates.

The Senior Team Maths Challenge is run by the UKMT and the further Maths Support Programme nationally and challenges the students to think about different approaches to mathematical problems.

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