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Princethorpe Pupils Rise To The Intermediate Mathematics Challenge

11 Mar

Back in February pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2021 UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate 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. This year the challenge was taken on-line. The papers were then marked by UKMT and the best pupils in the country awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificates.

The competition is aimed at Years 9, 10 and 11 with 71 Princethorpe pupils being selected to take part. 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 William Hawkins in Year 11, who was awarded a Gold certificate, and took the award for best performing pupil in school. William Hawkins, Silvie Brocklebank-Crowder and Oliver Edgar all performed so well that they have qualified for the follow-on round, the Intermediate Kangaroo Challenge.

Silver certificates were awarded to: Ed Sharpe, Zak Abba, Harry Kelly, Rahul Samra, William Gibson-Sexton, Alexander Leret, Silvie Brocklebank-Crowder, Oliver Edgar, Harry Hewitt, Radley Evans, Joe Glover, Madoc Williams and Joseph Newborough.

Bronze certificates were awarded to: Ben Smith, Dominic Lee, Joel Simon, Adam Ledbrook, Ollie Hutton, Timothé Peyret, Alex Allison, Emma Sarkies, Priya Somel, Zak Johnson, Joseph Simon, Jamie Smith, Noella Mbanga, Lauren Bach, Jack Dando and Anjola Okusanya.

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

Tagged  2020-2021  Academic