Princethorpe Pupils Rise To The Senior Maths Challenge

Back in November pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2017 United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Senior Challenge, a national competition for secondary schools that recognises the best young mathematicians in the country. The Challenge involves answering multiple choice questions and is sat under normal school exam conditions. The papers are then sent away to be marked by UKMT and the best pupils in the country are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificates.

The competition is primarily aimed at students in the Sixth Form but Princethorpe selected able mathematicians from both Year 11 and Lower Sixth to participate in this year’s Challenge. It is a demanding exercise designed to stretch and test pupils’ mathematical skills, so the College is delighted that this year 11 amazing Princethorpe mathematicians were awarded two Silver and nine Bronze certificates.

Lower Sixth Former Megan Jones was best in school and year and was awarded a Silver Certificate.

Year 11’s Caitlin McBride was best in year and was awarded a Silver Certificate.

Lower Sixth Formers Edward Bickerton, Imogen Blackhall, James Bunting, Beth Elliott, Amy Field, Henry Langford, Alex Meredith and Jasmine Rigg were all awarded Bronze Certificates and Year 11’s Isla Grant was also awarded a Bronze certificate.

Head of Maths, Karen Bannister, said “We are very proud that year on year and at every level Princethorpe’s pupils achieve success in this challenging national competition. Congratulations to them all.”

The pupils will be presented with their certificates in the next whole school assembly, at the end of this month.