MORE than 50 King’s Ely students won awards in this year’s Intermediate Maths Challenge.
Over 200,000 school pupils from across the UK took part in the competition, which is organised each year by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). King’s Ely students won an impressive 21 Gold awards, 10 Silver and 25 Bronze prizes this year.
Joe Lau was King’s Ely’s top performer on the day. Daniel Grapes was the best in Year 11 and Eleanor MacGillivray achieved the highest score in Year 9. Joe, Daniel and Eleanor all achieved Gold, as did Victoria Davis, Saffron Ewen, Isaac F, Jingyi Fu, David Harris, Oscar Hills, Matthew Larmour, Lisa Lyu, Ben Marshall, Eric Poon, Christiana Wang, Ran Wang, Charlotte Wilkinson, William Wu, Antonia Ye and Sihan Yu.
Ben Collier, a Year 8 pupil at King’s Ely Junior, sat the competition a year early and also secured Gold. He has qualified for the Grey Kangaroo Maths paper.
Joe and Eleanor will now go on to sit the Mathematical Olympiad paper and Saffron, Isaac, Jingyi, Daniel, Thomas, Matthew, Ben, Lisa, Christiana, William and Antonia will attempt the Pink Kangaroo Maths paper.
Head of Mathematics at King’s Ely, Audrienne Bezzina, said: “Our students’ achievements in the Intermediate Maths Challenge this year were fantastic. Roughly only the top 6% of students achieve a Gold certificate, the next 13% Silver and the next 21% Bronze. From the original entrants, only one in 400 are invited to take part in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad papers and around 11 in 400 are invited to sit the European Kangaroo papers. The follow-on rounds will be held later on in March and we wish all of our mathematicians the best of luck.”