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Maths Mathematics WCS Wells Cathedral Independent School Somerset England

Senior Mathematics Challenge Results

On 4th October 33 pupils from Years 11, the Lower and Upper Sixth took part in this year’s Senior Mathematical Challenge, run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT).

The challenge takes the form of a 90-minute, multiple-choice paper that encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems that are designed to make pupils think. The top-scoring 66% of participants are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. This year pupils from Wells Cathedral School achieved 7 Gold, 11 Silver and 10 Bronze awards. The UKMT invite around 1,000 of the very highest performers to then take part in the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1, which is an entry point to the training and selection programme for international competitions, and around 6,000 to take part in the Senior Kangaroo Competition. One of our pupils, Chris Chan (Year 11), has been invited to attempt the BMO1 paper and another six (Luca Ng, Year 11, Bonnie Liu, Lower Sixth, and Joseph Hardin, Oscar Ho, Jason Kong and Ethan Turnbull, Upper Sixth) have been invited to sit the Senior Kangaroo.

Congratulations to all of our budding mathematicians on their Senior Mathematical Challenge success.