Top Marks for St Mary’s at National Maths Competition

St Mary’s students achieved amazing results at this year’s (UKMT) United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge.

The UKMT Senior Maths Challenge is aimed at all 16-19 year olds studying Mathematics in England and Wales. The Challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes under normal exam conditions and is based around lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, designed to stimulate interest in Mathematics study and learning.

The top 60% of students nationally receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate alongside this each institution receives a Best in School certificate.

30 of our students sat the Challenge which allowed for their mathematical skills to be recognised at national level.

Mr Altaf Ibrahim, Head of Mathematics Department said, “The UK Maths Challenge is a national competition and a brilliant opportunity to develop the problem-solving skills students need to be successful on their A-level Maths course. Many of our students aspire to enrol on courses at prestigious universities and achievement in the UK Maths Challenge is a useful enhancement to their Record of Achievement.  Well done to everyone who participated!’’

In total our students achieved 13 Bronze awards and 2 Silver awards with special congratulations going to:

Farhaan Bhikha, who achieved three Awards in the following categories: Joint Best in College Award, Best in Year 13 Award and Silver Award.

Aqsa Dalvi, who achieved three Awards in the following categories: Joint Best in College Award, Best in Year 12 Award and Silver Award.