UK Senior Maths Challenge 2016

This month saw the return of the annual UK Senior Maths Challenge which is aimed at all 16-19 year olds studying maths.

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At QE, several contestants from Year 12 and 13 (as well as staff from the Maths department) competed in the challenge. The challenge is carried out in school under normal exam conditions and involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes.

This year we had some of the highest scores that QE has ever seen, with our Year 13 student, Sam Hatchell, scoring 100% - This is the first time we have seen this result the 20 plus years that QE has been taking part and only around 30 students in the UK will achieve this!

Top male and female students, Sam Hatchell and Meera Dackombe, have received Gold Awards and will be going through to the British Olympiad and Senior Kangaroo Tournaments respectively. It is yet to be confirmed where this will be held, however we are sure our students are excited to find out, as it has previously it has been held in Mexico!

Silver Awards go to: Matthew Boddy, Charlie Rose, Harriett Wood, Richard Chapple, Luke Clifton and Stanley Kitchen

Bronze Awards go to: Tom Powlesland, Adam Edwards, Chloe Chan, Ed McCarthy, Toby Tapp, Alex Sdrenka, Kali Chung and Joanna Hunt.

Congratulations to all who took part!

Take a look at the example below and see how you get on…

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The Challenge is marked by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust and supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.