Students sit the Senior Maths Challenge

12th January 2017

Senior Maths ChallengeLate in 2016, thirty year 12 and 13 students sat the ‘senior maths challenge’. The challenge is a 90-minute test designed to test students’ logic and mathematical skill. It is a countrywide competition that allows students to compete nationally as well as at an academy level. The top 60% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3.

Mrs Shaw, mathematics teacher at the academy said, “It is always a pleasure to run the annual maths challenges. This year we had more post 16 students taking part than in previous years due to the number of interested students willing to push and stretch their understanding. A huge well done to all who took part.”

Huge congratulations go to both Max Jordan and Zac Jordan who both received silver certificates, with Max also receiving best in year 12 and Zac receiving best in year 13.

Bronze certificates were awarded to Matthew Craft, Bailey Watson, Tom Sisson, Emily George and Carrie Marshall of year 13. In year 12 bronze certificates were awarded to John Mafura, Ian Lee, Josh Tilford and Giovanni Marraffa.

Pictured are a number of our students receiving their well-deserved certificates.