At the beginning of June, the Mathematics department received an email from the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, informing us that the recently cancelled Junior Mathematics Challenge 2020 for pupils in Years 7 and 8 would now actually be running as an online event. Following two days of frantic emails between teachers and staff, 130 pupils were provided with access details and given a chance to practice with the previous year’s paper.
On Monday 22nd June, the pupils were given their opportunity to take part in the challenge on their computers in the comfort of their own homes as opposed to the exam hall.
Many thousands of pupils from across the United Kingdom took part in the challenge and as ever, the standard of participation was high. Upon receiving our results this week, I am pleased to report that, as usual, the achievements of our pupils are of the highest order. They are a testament to the efforts and dedication of the pupils and the support and encouragement of their teachers in (and now, of course) out of school. A significant number of pupils achieved awards in the Junior Mathematics challenge and I believe this cohort have achieved our best ever results.
This year’s prize winners are as follows:
Hannah M (Year 8) – Best in School, Best in Year, Gold Award
Molly T (Year 7) – Best in Year, Silver Award
Silver Awards also went out to the following pupils:
(Year 8) Emily H, Anna K, Mia S, Olivia W and Aaminah A.
(Year 7) Alice W.
Bronze Awards also went out to the following pupils:
(Year 8) Katie K, Zahra S, Keira-Leigh R, Maia F, Saniya P, Tilly P, Esha C and Aasiya H.
(Year 7) Sophia H, Sofia S, Gracie H, Libby W, Fatima-Zahra P, Victoria K, Lily S, Francesca C and Fatima K.
Once again, congratulations to all pupils involved. You have all continued to set the best of standards in Mathematics. I very much look forward to seeing how well you can all do in next year’s challenges!
Mr S Cheal
The Mathematics Department