The UK Maths Challenges involve answering 25 multiple choice questions and are sat in school under normal exam conditions. They are often intriguing questions which are designed to stimulate an interest in maths.
A total of 224 students took part in the competitions and Notley High School and Braintree sixth form has had a really successful year in the three challenges this year.
In November, Taylor Golden in year 13, competed in the Senior Maths challenge and achieved a Silver award. This is the first time we have entered a student for the senior challenge and we are proud of Taylor for doing so well in this hugely competitive exam.
The Intermediate Maths Challenge was taken by 132 students in Year 9, 10 and 11 in February.
Daniel Hicks, in Year 11, achieved Best in School, with a Gold Award. Yasmin Parmenter also achieved Gold and Emily Hynes, Katie Murray, Alex Wilson, Emily Heissig, James Knock, Isobel Parkes, Alexander Deith all achieved Silver awards. Bronze awards went to Edward Leggett, William Wells and Emily Neate.
Daniel Hicks’ high score ensured that he qualified for the next round, called the Pink kangaroo, which he sat in March. He achieved a Merit in that competition which is a huge achievement. Well done Daniel.
Vikesh Patel achieved Best in Year 10 and was awarded a Silver certificate, together with Abigail Grimwood, Chloe Oxford, Saud Iklaq, Jessica Boyle and Samuel Letchfield. Bronze awards went to Rebecca Moore, Ben Truman, Katy Finch, Hannah Kane, Cordelia Gillan, Abigail Peacham, Akash Vijendran, Harry Bailey and Abby Bathurst. Well done to all.
This is one of the questions from the Intermediate paper.
Best in Year 9 went to Daniel Hawrylak and he was awarded a Silver certificate along with Lewis Slade. Alexander Norton and Jake Simmons were awarded a Bronze. This is a huge achievement in year 9 as they are competing with students in year 10 and 11 as well.
We also entered 91 students in Year 7 and 8 for the Junior maths challenge which took place on 27 April.
Here is an example of one of the earlier questions in this challenge.
We have had a really successful set of results with Rhiannon Scudder achieving Best in school with a Gold award and nine students in year 8 , Callum Ranger-Green, Leon Hearn, Thomas Bates, Emily Stevens, Amelia Parker, Ben Isik, Shyam Patel, Harley Ward and Beth Chittock achieving a silver award and 13 students, Evan Payne, Samuel Ball, Paige Mellor, Hannah Bishop, Kieran Starkey, Mia Braggar, Tarcan Kemal, Chrlotte Conway, Thomas Finch, Lewis Thorogood, Madelaine Appleyard, Amy George and Matthew Brooks receiving a Bronze award.
In Year 7 Alexander Hope achieved Best in year with a Gold award, and Katie Donaldson, Luke Harley and Daniel Baron achieved a Silver with a stunning additional 19 students, Saffron Hawkins, Ryan Cockman, Oliver Smith, Maisie Smith, Aaron Kassam, Edward Crowe, Holly Christie, Nicky Wu, Issy Braithwaite, Charlie Nicoll, Lily Wilson, Madison Hill, Ocean Fugeman, Daniel Toombs, Madison Karakus, Sam Ridley, Maddison Tait, Sere Lewis-Jones and James Joyce-Bartlett awarded a Bronze.
Rhiannon Scudder and Alexander Hope scored so well that they were invited to take part in the next round called the Pink Kangaroo which took place on Tuesday this week and we eagerly await their results.
Well done to all students who took part and a huge congratulations to those who achieved certificates.