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Gold certificates in Maths challenge

Worth had seven gold certificate winners in the 2017 UKMT Individual Maths Challenge.

The UKMT Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils. The three levels – Senior, Intermediate and Junior – attract more than 600,000 entries each year from in excess of 4,000 schools and colleges.

The top 40% of students receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate and gold certificates go to the top 7% of pupils taking the test. To get gold this year, you had to get at least 78 marks out of a possible 120.

In the Intermediate Maths Challenge in February, Worth students Jacob M, Taeyoon K (best in Year 9) and Bryan L (best in Year 10, best in school) each won a gold certificate. Taeyoon and Jacob qualified for the Grey Kangaroo – which is the follow-up competition – and Bryan qualified for the Pink Kangaroo, where he achieved a Merit.

In the Junior Maths Challenge, four Worth pupils achieved gold certificates – John W, Colm G, Christopher R and Elliott MD, who was best in year and best in school. Elliott, Christopher and Colm all qualified for the Junior Kangaroo, which they took during examinations week.

Certificates were presented to those present by the Head Master, Mr Stuart McPherson, in the final assembly of the academic year last Friday.

Well done to all our gold certificate winners.