On 26th April 2018, 27 pupils from Year 7 & 8 took part in the annual UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. The challenge consists of a 1 hour multiple choice paper, comprising tricky maths problems and puzzles. It is the UK’s most popular mathematics competition with over 300 000 students taking part each year. Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates are awarded to those in the top 40% in the ratio 3:2:1. This equates to approximately: Bronze – top 40%, Silver – top 13% and Gold- top 7% of all entrants.
Our pupils scored very highly, with 11 achieving a Bronze, 2 Silver and 2 Gold certificates. Emma and William deserve a special mention for being placed in the top 3% and thus qualifying for the Junior Mathematical Kangeroo, a similar but tougher follow-on paper. Both scored very highly in this, and William even achieved a Merit certificate, awarded to the top 25% scores in the Kangeroo.
A very impressive set of results. Congratulations everyone!