A Senior Maths Challenge Success!

On Thursday 14th November, a team of four of Greenhead College’s budding mathematicians competed in the regional final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge at the University of Leeds. The challenge involved three rounds of extremely difficult maths questions but team GC, consisting of A1 students Jack Sacks, Fin Cook, James Gibson and Ahmed Mir, shone through and placed 2nd out of 20 teams! This is an outstanding achievement and a personal best for the College as the students dropped just 18 out of a possible 186 marks. Congratulations to Jack, Fin, James and Ahmed on this outstanding achievement!

In other Maths related news.. On Tuesday 7th November over 200 students took part in the first round UKMT Senior Maths Challenge, a UK wide challenge in which the students sit a 90 minute exam consisting of challenging multiple choice maths questions. The results are in and 27 students received a gold certificate, 63 a silver and 65 a bronze! 4 students also qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad round 1, which consists of a 3.5 hour written paper, and 23 students have qualified for the Senior Kangaroo, a 60 minute problem solving exam!

Congratulations to all that took part, and good luck to those who have qualified for the next rounds!