Thirty Seven of our leading Years 9 and 10 Maths Students took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge on 2nd February, many of whom who have experienced the Junior challenge in previous years.
The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at students from years 9, 10 and 11 from across the country and tasks them with 25 multiple choice questions to answer in a one hour time limit. The questions are designed to stimulate their interest in Maths.
Awards are given to the top 40% nationally, receiving a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and every school receives a Best in School/Best in Year.
As well as this, 5,500 students from across all the year groups involved are invited to sit the Kangaroo papers. This is the next round, with another one hour multiple choice test, which is taken by students in over 30 countries worldwide.
I am happy to share with you that we got awards in both year 9 and 10. We have two Bronze certificates winners; Elanor (year 10) and Ewan (year 9). We also have a Gold certificate winner; Owain (year 10). On top of this Owain also made it through to the worldwide Kangaroo round, which he sat with teenagers from across the globe on the 16th March!
I would also like to mention those who were only a few marks away from getting a Bronze certificate:
Chloe (year 10), Alfie (year 9), Aaron (year 9), Leah (year 9).
A big congratulations to all 37 students who took part, and to our 3 certificate winners who are officially in the top percentage of the country!