Over 20 students recently took part in the UKMT Junior Maths challenge.

The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of students.  They attract entries from over 4000 schools and colleges throughout the UK.   Questions from the Junior Challenge can be used as enrichment material in the classroom across the ability range.

The Junior Challenge is aimed at the top third of pupils in year groups 7 and 8. Enthusiastic students were encouraged to enter the Challenges and spent some time beforehand testing their skills with some example questions from previous years.  The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions.

The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and each institution receives a Best in School certificate so we are eagerly awaiting the results to find out how our students have done.