Students awarded certificates in national maths competition

Our top performing A Level Maths and Further Maths students were entered into the Senior Mathematical Challenge, a national competition run by UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust). A fantastic nine KGV students came away with certificates and our top scorer Sam Cooper also qualified in the extended ‘Senior Kangaroo’ challenge.

Sam receiving his certificates

The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute, multiple-choice competition, encouraging mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. The competition is open to students all across the UK and was taken under exam conditions here at KGV.

More about the challenge

Our students managed to gain an impressive range of certificates which were only awarded to the top-scoring 60% of thousands of entries. The certificates are broken down into Bronze, Silver and Gold with additional awards for Best in School and Best in Year.

Best in School
Sam Cooper

Best in Year
Sam Cooper and Megan Morrell

Sam Cooper

Charlotte Miller, Ewan Moran, Megan Morrell, Milo Johnson and Roslyn Kirby

Stacey McVey, Max Jackson and Sandy McGuinness

Mathematics Teacher Angela Egan, who co-ordinated our entry into the challenge, said “Entering these competitions is exciting for our students, it stretches and challenges them, boosting their problem solving skills. They have all put in so much effort and I am proud of every one of them.”

Joining Angela in awarding the students their certificates was Head of Department for A Levels, Jane Rowley who was very impressed with the results, saying “Pitching our students against thousands of others across the UK, in such a high profile challenge is a real test. The fact that KGV students received so many certificates is a real testimony to our wonderful tutors of A Level and Further Maths.” We would like to say a very well done to all students involved and were very proud to award our students with their prized certificates.

We would like to say a very well done to all students involved.

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Author: Admin