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UK Junior Maths Challenge

On Thursday, 25th April, 80 students from Year 7 and Year 8 took part in the UK Junior Maths Challenge.

On Thursday 25th April 80 students from Year 7 and Year 8 took part in the UK Junior Maths Challenge.  Schools from across the UK take part in the Challenge and approximately 280,000 Year 7 and Year 8 pupils take part nationally.  The Challenge lasts for an hour and consists of 25 multiple choice questions.  Five marks are awarded for each correct answer to the first 15 questions and six marks are awarded for each correct answer to the rest however, for questions 16 onwards there are penalties of up to two points for incorrect answers.  Certificates are awarded proportionally with the top 6% of students nationally awarded a Gold, 14% a silver and 20% a Bronze.  Each school also receives a ‘Best in School Certificate’ and a ‘Best in Year Certificate’. 

The results are now in and we are very pleased to report as follows:-

Overall summary:  1 Gold, 4 Silver and 15 Bronze

Gold:  Nick Hodson

Silver: Arthur Fitzjohn, Max Green, Johan Griffiths and Thomas Page.

Bronze: Jemma Austin, Aman Bangar, Victoria Barlow, Harry Holmes, Anisah Khan, Ellen Marsh, Holly Parker, Ben Porter, Alex Prior, Chloe Robinson, Georgia Rose, Bianca Short, Natalya Short, Zak Watts and Oliver Wiseman.

The students have done extremely well.  This is a national challenge used by schools to push and develop their most able mathematicians.  Only 7% of the students nationally gain a gold award, 13% silver and 20% bronze.  This puts the achievements on the students listed above into context.  Well done to them and thank you to Mrs. Millar for giving encouragement to our students.