Dozens of hopefuls at Rydal Penrhos are aiming for success in a nationwide Maths challenge after sitting the paper this week.
The candidates descended on the Memorial Hall for the UK Mathematics Trust’s Intermediate Challenge on Thursday, February 1, which is aimed at pupils in Year 11 or below.
No fewer than 28 pupils achieved certificates in the challenge last year, with Juan Rajagopal earning a Gold certificate, a place at the Grey Kangaroo stage and Best in School despite only being in Year 8.
Unfortunately, Juan was unable to compete in the Challenge this year due to a Geography trip.
The current candidates will be looking to emulate the triumphs from the school in the UKMT Senior Challenges, with the team of Imogen Camp, Emily Li, Linda Wang and Caitlin Qu winning the regional team event and they will be travelling to London later this month for the National Finals.
Many of those that sat the challenge excelled in their GCSE Maths examinations last summer a year early, with all 15 that sat the paper gaining A* grades.
Intermediate Mathematical Challenge 2017 award and qualification thresholds (out of 135):
- Bronze: 47-60
- Silver: 61-77
- Gold: 78+
- Grey Kangaroo: 72+
- Pink Kangaroo: 81+
- Cayley: 97+
- Hamilton: 106+
- Maclaurin: 112+