Some of our top young mathematicians successfully represented Ffynone House in the UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Challenge national competition. This annual challenge is open to pupils in Year 11 or below throughout England and Wales, and is designed to encourage participation in maths.
The top 40 percent of participating students receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Achieving bronze were James, Adan, Abu, James. Silver certificates went to Daniel and Matthew. Pupils Joe and Brython both achieved gold. Congratulations to gold certificate winner Matthew, who was named our ‘Best in School’.
Gold certificate winners will join a further 5,500 pupils, selected from across the UK, to take on the national maths competition.
The school’s three highest performers are also due to sit the pink European Kangaroo paper as part of the Pink Kangaroo Challenge. High scorers may also be invited to participate in one of the UK Mathematics Trust’s summer schools.
It’s not only the UK that is participating in the challenge. The one hour papers are taken by pupils from over 30 countries worldwide. They are completed under examination conditions and consist of 25 multiple choice questions.
“I’m really proud of Ffynone students’ success in these challenges. As a mathematics teacher, it’s good to see pupils thinking through puzzles and problems rather than regurgitating answers by rote. The UK Mathematics Trust does an excellent job in promoting this sort of work,” said Headteacher Mr Boulding.