UK Extended Maths Challenge:

A number of our most gifted and talented mathematicians from Years 9 to 11 recently took part in UKMT’s Intermediate Maths Challenge. The Challenge is a national competition whereby approximately 4,000 schools in the UK take part each year. The 1-hour long paper contains highly challenging multiple choice problem questions; it is split into three sections- questions 1-15 where there is no deduction of marks for incorrect answers, questions 16-20 whereby students are deducted 1 mark for an incorrect answer and questions 21- 25 whereby students are deducted 2 marks for an incorrect answer.

The Maths Department are pleased to report an excellent set of results this year; students are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze certificates if they score above the respective thresholds- only 40% of participants receive certificates nationally. Soar Valley Students did considerably better than the national average. Our headlines are as follows:-

Gold: 5 students
Silver: 10 students
Bronze: 15 students

Best in School: Riya Patel
Best in Year 11: Shan Parsotamo
Best in Year 10: Riya Patel
Best in Year 9: Anish Karia

Following this great success, Riya Patel did exceptionally well. She has been invited to take part in the prestigious intermediate Mathematical Olympiad papers. In addition to this The UKMT have selected Riya to attend one of their Mathematics summer schools. Only 50 students out of the top 1.5% of students that enter the challenge are selected. This is a massive achievement.
Shan Parsotamo, Leya Luhar,Om Kathrecha and Anish Karia have also been invited to take part in the intermediate Kangaroo Challenge which took place on 15th March 2018. We are eagerly awaiting the results!

Congratulations to all those who took part and particularly to those who won certificates- this is an outstanding achievement!

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