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Princethorpe Pupils Rise To The Senior Mathematics Challenge

09 Dec

Back in November pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2019 UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Senior Challenge, a prestigious national problem-solving competition 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 38 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, Princethorpe’s mathematicians achieved exceptional results.

Congratulations to Lower Sixth Former, Jack Fletcher who was awarded a Gold certificate, and took the award for best performing student in school, and to Upper Sixth Former, Aidan O’Rourke, who was also awarded a Gold certificate.  Both boys performed so well that they have also qualified for the follow-on round, the Senior Kangaroo challenge.

Silver certificate: Samuel Whittaker, Matthew Walker, Henri Fuchss, Lauren Mason, Rowan Tankard, Joshua Tidd and Samuel Armstrong.

Bronze certificate: Ben Abrahamson, George Saunders, Alex Wright, Prajeet Prabakaran, Caitlin McBride, Alex Rejali, Thea Pepperell, Charlotte Fitzpatrick, Sophie Mitchell, Luke Palmer, Joseph Hurworth, Zack Ahmed, Jack Roberts and Robyn Field.

Well done all and many thanks to all the pupils who took part, we hope you enjoyed the challenge.

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