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Maths Challenge Magic

Date Posted: 25/02/2020 | Posted In: Latest news

Over 50 mathematicians from QE have participated in the annual United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Senior Mathematical Challenge. The competition challenges individuals to answer 25 multiple-choice questions in 90 minutes, testing their reasoning, precision of thought and fluency. The students from QE achieved outstanding results with almost 80% of those entered receiving a certificate and the top ten highest-scoring students were invited to take part in the subsequent rounds which posed even more difficult questions. Seven students participated the Senior Kangaroo Maths Competition with Anish Krishnan being awarded a certificate of merit for his wonderful score, whilst James Whittaker, David McBride and Joe Rice took part in round one of the British Mathematical Olympiad. James performed exceptionally well and received a distinction and bronze medal. He also qualified for the next round, an hour reserved for the top 100 performers in the UK.

The College had further success in the Durham Tees Valley regional heat of the Senior Team Maths Challenge with James, Joe and Anish, along with Tadiwa Benson, managing to outlast tough competition from other local colleges to advance to the national final.

Helen Carvill, Course Leader for A Level Maths at QE, comments: ‘The students have done incredibly well in the contests, showcasing their talents and competing against individuals from throughout the country. They have also developed many skills through working both independently and as teams, and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We are very proud of them all and confident that they have bright futures ahead of them’.