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BSB Sixth Formers Achieve Certificates at UKMT Senior Maths Challenge

On Tuesday, 8th November fifteen Year 12 and Year 13 students took part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge, a Mathematical enrichment activity which promotes problem solving as part of a worldwide challenge set by the UK Mathematical Trust.

The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are designed to stimulate interest in Maths in large numbers of pupils. The three levels cover the Secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges.

Every year, on a regular basis, Mr Oldfield and Mr Woodward, BSB Maths Teachers, encourage our most talented Sixth Form mathematicians to take this 90-minute test of 25 intriguing multiple choice questions, which is sat in school under normal exam conditions.

According to Mr Oldfield, students really enjoy being challenged. And so did really Eduard, Alex, Emilio, Matthew, Mariona, Gabriel, Martin, Pablo, Carlota, Darya, Marcel, Elna, Lucia, Nicolar and David, who achieved brilliant results in the Senior Challenge: 12 of the students achieved certificates (2 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Bronze).

Eduard and Alex, the 2 Students from Year 13 who achieved Gold certificates, did the first round of the British Maths Olympiad on the 2nd of December (a three and a half hour 6-question exam for extremely gifted mathematicians).

Also, in the Spring and Summer terms, students from both Castelldefels and Sitges campuses will enter the Intermediate (Years 9 to 11) and Junior (Years 7 and 8) challenges. We are looking forward to them!

 

Further details of the UKMT and its Maths challenges can be found at following website: www.ukmt.org.uk/