Pupils impress at Intermediate Maths Challenge
Talented young mathematicians from Years 10 & 11 were awarded a host of awards at a recent Maths competition.
Pupils took part in the UKMT Individual Maths Challenge which is open to pupils in Year 11 or below in schools throughout the UK. Certificates are awarded to the top 40% of pupils nationally who receive bronze, silver and gold certificates.
Two pupils, Jan Heins and John Marston secured a bronze certificate after scoring well ranking in the top 20% of young mathematicians, while Vladyslav Verminskyi, Andriy Levitskyy and Shirley Sha were awarded silver certificates.
A gold certificate was presented to Robert Warrington, 15, who also achieved the ‘Best in School’ award with a result that placed him in the top 6%. Robert was also invited to take part in the next stage of the individual competition, the Pink Kangaroo.
The slightly oddly named competition (the name was inspired by the Australian Mathematics Trust) sees 5,500 pupils from Years 9, 10 and 11 from over 30 countries worldwide invited to sit the Kangaroo paper. The results of the competition are due to be released during May with certificates of merit awarded to those in the top 25%.
Mathematics is a thriving and successful subject at Rydal Penrhos School with many pupils choosing to continue study at A-level and for the International Baccalaureate in Sixth form. The enthusiastic and committed mathematics teachers aim to develop, maintain and stimulate pupils curiosity, interest and enjoyment of the subject by expanding their understanding of maths in its widest context and showing how it relates to life outside of school.