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Enjoying the Challenge of Maths

Date Posted: 15/01/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Each year almost 100,000 students across the UK enter the UK Senior Maths Challenge and students at QE are increasingly involved, hoping to gain a gold certificate which is awarded to the top 10%.

Helen Greaves, course leader for A Level mathematics at QE, said:

 “We were extremely impressed that this year 56 of our talented mathematicians participated in the competition and excelled themselves by gaining 5 gold, 13 silver and 17 bronze certificates. We are very proud of the effort and success of all the students who took part.”

The five students awarded a gold certificate are first year students Martin Duggan and Cameron Grove and second years Daniel Legg, Jason Loveridge and Adam Elders. Adam, who is hoping to take up a place at university to study maths, also received a certificate for achieving the top results in the College. Martin, Cameron, Daniel and Jason are all planning to study either mathematics or related subjects, such as engineering and computing, at university.

 Helen Greaves added:

 “An increasing number of students are choosing to study A Level mathematics at QE and this competition provides an excellent opportunity for them to enjoy the challenge of applying their mathematical skills.”

 The Senior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, a registered charity, whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.