{"Princethorpe College": {"id": 10,"link": "/home/princethorpe","color": "#004a87","newsSrc": "/news/?pid=1045&nid=8","storiesSrc": "/news/?pid=1045&nid=9"}}
Artboard 1
Skip to content ↓

Princethorpe Pupils Rise To The Senior Mathematics Challenge

18 Nov

At the beginning of November pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2020 UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Senior Challenge, a prestigious national problem-solving competition that recognises the best young mathematicians in the country.

At the beginning of November pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2020 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 aimed at students in the Sixth Form and Princethorpe selected 18 able mathematicians from both Lower and Upper 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 Princethorpe’s mathematicians achieved exceptional results.

Many congratulations go to Upper Sixth Former, Lauren Mason, who was awarded a Gold certificate, and took the award for best performing student in school, and to Lower Sixth Former, Ben Scares, who was awarded a Silver certificate, and took the award for best performing student in the Lower Sixth. Lauren performed so well that she has also qualified for the follow-on round, the British Mathematical Olympiad.

Congratulations also to:

Silver certificate winners: Rowan Tankard, Zack Ahmed, Ciaran Smith and Pablo Scopes.

Bronze certificate winners: Anthony Convey, Joshua Rawlings, Daisy Walker, Jack Fletcher, Caitlin Mason and Thomas Cleaver-Cavalier.

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

Tagged 2020-2021 Academic