Orchard School’s maths triumphs

June 26 2015

The UK Maths Challenge results are in, and Orchard School is extremely proud to announce the successes of its pupils.

The UK Maths Challenge results are in, and Orchard School is extremely proud to announce the successes of its pupils.

Twenty-five students from Years 7 and 8 at Orchard entered in to the competition, which took place on April 30.

Max Grant came top in the school and top in Year 8, and received a gold award, while other pupils in his year group, Lewis Bullock, Jessica Hyde and Frank Godfree, achieved one silver and two bronzes respectively.

Max got through to the international 'Kangaroo' competition, and is now waiting on his results.

Bobby Corey came top in Year 7 and achieved silver, while Charlie Revill and Naimah Karim received bronze awards.

The UKMT (UK Maths Trust) Individual Maths Challenges are lively multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate pupils' interest in maths.

Papers - which contain 25 multiple choice questions - are taken in school and returned to the UKMT for marking. The junior challenges, which Orchard pupils took part in, are an hour long.

Gold, silver and bronze certificates are then awarded to 40% of participants nationally in the junior category, with the most successful participants at each level being invited to enter follow-on rounds.

The challenge attracts over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges.