Students celebrate results of UKMT Senior Mathematical Challenge

Students from Prior Pursglove College are celebrating fantastic results after taking part in the UKMT Senior Mathematical Challenge.

The UK Maths Trust is the leading charity that advances the education of young people in maths and has been inspiring a love of problem solving through maths challenges for over 20 years.  Each year they coordinate national and international maths challenges for young people with over 700,000 taking part.

The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute, 25 multiple choice question challenge aimed at students year 13 and below. The problems set are designed to make students think whilst being stimulating for both beginners and experienced problem-solvers.

The top-scoring 66% of participants receive Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1.

This year Prior Pursglove College students achieved 10 GOLD awards, 14 SILVER awards and 22 BRONZE awards.

The 10 Students obtaining Gold have now qualified for The Andrew Jobbings Senior Kangaroo, which is a follow-on Round to the Senior Maths Challenge and is a 60 minute, 20 multiple choice challenge.

Well done to everyone who took part and good luck to those taking part in round 2!