At the end of April, it was finally time for our Year 7 and 8 students to take on the challenge of the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge 2022. This annual event has been sorely missed over the last couple of years and the mathematics department were keen to get students re-engaged with this event. Past results have been very encouraging and we were looking forward to seeing if our current cohort could match up to our previous success.
120 students from Years 7 and 8 took part this year. They were up against students from over 4000 other schools across the UK. The standard of participation is high, where only the best achieving students can receive an award.
Once again, the mathematics department is delighted to report that a significant number of students were recognised for their individual performances. Year 8 performed admirably with 29 students receiving awards. Year 7 also set a high standard for their first attempt at the challenge with 22 students achieving an award. These represent some of our best ever results and sets a high standard for our current Year 7s to live up to next year when they will take the challenge again.
Furthermore, Eden F and Megan L in Year 8, not only achieved the joint best results in school, they were also invited to take part in the follow up event, the Junior Mathematical Kangaroo 2022. This extra event is there to recognise the top achievers in the Junior Mathematical Challenge. The Junior Mathematical Kangaroo Challenge will take place on 14th June 2022 and we are very much looking forward to seeing how our students perform.
This year’s prize winners are as follows:
Eden F and Megan L (Year 8) – Best in School, Best in Year and Gold award.
Lily S (Year 7) – Best in Year and Silver award.
Silver awards also went out to the following students:
(Year 8) Harriet C, Lucy H, Deanna K, Nusaibah B, Marielle M, Rosie Y, Melanie W, Phoebe B, Maisy E, Saskia H, Niamh L, Aysha M and Tilly C.
(Year 7) Poppy M, Daisy L, Natalia N, Holly R, Tanisha S, Amber P, Maisie B, Uswa H and Fiza M.
Bronze awards also went out to the following students:
(Year 8) Neve H, Naomi T, Lexie P, Grace C, Evie H, Rebecca L, Eva M, Sophie S, Elizabeth N, Eliza S, Lydia W, Elizabeth B, Vidhya P and Charlotte P.
(Year 7) Zainab M, Ana C, Naomi S, Aminah A, Molly B, Syeda F, Olivia H, Helena M, Grace A, Imogen C, Saniya S and Emily W.
Congratulations to all students involved! You have set a very high standard to follow next year.
Mr S Cheal
The Mathematics Department