An Amazing 44 Princethorpe College Pupils Awarded UK Mathematics Trust Junior Challenge Certificates

Princethorpe College pupils have excelled in this year’s United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Junior Challenge. This national competition recognises the best young mathematicians in the country. It is aimed at the top third of pupils in Year 8 or below and requires pupils to use all-round mathematical knowledge; pupils have to answer 25 multiple choice questions in one hour. The papers are marked by UKMT and the top scorers are awarded gold, silver or bronze certificates.

This is a difficult test designed to stretch and challenge pupils’ abilities so we are really delighted that 44 amazing Princethorpe mathematicians have been awarded 6 Gold, 14 Silver and 24 Bronze certificates.

Over 300,000 pupils from across the UK sit the Junior Maths Challenge and the College is incredibly proud that ‘Best in School’ Year 8 pupil Ben Shipton was placed in the top 1% in the country and qualified for the Junior Kangaroo, an invitation only event for the very best mathematicians.

Our successful gold certificate winners are:

In Year 8: Ben Shipton, Ciaran Smith, Mary Lomas and Jack Rochford.

In Year 7: Daniel Webb and Helaina Holt

Pictured here are Year 8 Ben Shipton, Best in School and Year, and Year 7 Daniel Webb, Best in Year.

Congratulations to all of our pupils who took part.