The UKMT Individual challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in mathematics. Every year thousands of students throughout the United Kingdom take part in these challenges and a proportion of them are awarded certificates. Receiving a Silver or Gold certificate in any UKMT competition has been used as a measure to class a student as ‘gifted’ in Mathematics and places them in the top 5% of students nationally.
In the Junior Challenge, our Year 7 and 8 pupils received the following awards:
Gold, Best in School & Best in Year: Harry Smith
Silver, & Best in Year: Reece Sears
Silver: Finlay Gee, Aisha Sykes, Emma Warner
Bronze: Tanveer Ali, Daniel Kirkwood, Mishall Sonvadi, Nathaniel Charnock, Lucy Robinson, Amy Dixon, Keira Macham, Charlie Casper, Azura Cains, Molly Heath, Gaby Samuel, Hannah Edge, Freya Milligan, Mobeen Ahmed, Ahmad Saidan, Ethan Colman, Isabelle Duckett, Leah Oates-Readett, Aamenah Mulla, Alexa Wilcock, Chloe Scott.
After achieving a Gold award and Best in School in the Junior UK Maths challenge, Harry Smith in Year 8 was invited to enter the next round of the competition, the Kangaroo challenge. Just over 6000 students across the country were eligible to take part. We are thrilled to announce that Harry has achieved a Certificate of Merit; these were only awarded to the top 25% of participants.