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Curriculum: Maths - UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge 2015


UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge 2015

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The UK Mathematics Trust runs a series of maths challenges nationwide for students to compete in. Richard Lander entered students in years 9, 10 and 11 to compete in the Intermediate Challenge. The one hour long multiple choice paper tests mathematical thinking, problem solving and mental agility.  It was a particularly brutal paper this year which means that we were delighted to be awarded with 2 Gold, 10 Silver and 29 Bronze. A Year 11 student, Joe Boyd, not only achieved a Gold certificate but was also Best In School. Jake Putman was best in Year 10 with a Silver certificate while Henry Nicholson and Liberty Dickinson tied to be best in Year 9 with Silver certificates.

The fantastic news is that Joe has qualified to enter the next stages of the National competition on Thursday 19th March 2015. There were over 600,000 entries nationwide for the maths challenges and 3000 students (2000 fewer than last year) from years 9, 10 and 11 are invited to sit an hour long Kangaroo paper which contains 25 multiple choice questions. 

Joe said “I'm really pleased. I like a challenge and I'm looking forward to the next round."

Huge congratulations to those students and to everyone else, listed below, who received a certificate on such a testing paper.   

Year 11

Best in School - Gold

Joe Boyd

Gold - Miguel Richmond

Silver - Luc Lombard, Jessica Wright, Matt Penhaligon, Beth Pascoe, James Harris, Tyler Arnold. 

Bronze - Alabama Seymour, Luca Edwards, Oona Hinshelwood, Charlotte Fuller, Oscar Thurlow.

Year 10

Best in Year - Silver

Jake Putman

Silver - Finley Rudin

Bronze - Luis Nunes, Cailtlin Faux, Michael Gulley, Isobel Doughty, Max Everard, Caleb Englefield, Cameron Hughes

Year 9

Best in Year - Silver

Henry Nicholson, Liberty Dickinson.

Bronze - Charlie Elford, Madelaine Collins, Amy Leigh, Luke Trewhella, Sam Griffiths, Toby Neal, Rudy Downing, Ben Keast, Jack Goldring 

Lucy Lampier, Zak Minett, Amelia Sharp, Jacob Moran, Nathan Lawrence, Finn Howard, Jordan Vinson, Joshua Pascoe.

Richard Lander School