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Princethorpe Pupils Rise To The Senior Mathematics Challenge

03 Nov

Back in October, pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2022 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 27 able mathematicians from both the 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 this year, Princethorpe’s mathematicians achieved exceptional results.

Congratulations to Lower Sixth Former, Joseph Newborough, who was awarded a Gold Certificate, and took the award for best performing student in school, and to Upper Sixth Former, Edward Sharpe, who was awarded a Silver certificate, and took the award for best performing student in the Upper Sixth. Joseph performed so well that he has also qualified for the follow-on round, the Senior Kangaroo Challenge.

Silver certificates were also awarded to: Joshua Apaya, Christopher Lock, Alexander Flegg, Emma Sarkies, William Hawkins, Alex Hill, Oscar Page.

Bronze certificates were awaded to: Alexander Allison, William Gibson-Sexton, Madoc Williams, Amy Hogg, Eleanor Page, Rahul Samra, Natasha Thomas, Thomas Dodsley.

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

Tagged  2022-2023  Academic