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St Benedict's Mathematicians shine in National Competition

St Benedict’s pupils have excelled in the UK Mathematics Trust Challenges  - tests of mathematical reasoning and mental agility aimed at the top third of students in the country.

UKMT challenges attract over 600,000 participants from more than 4,500 schools with only a very small percentage being invited through to subsequent Olympiad events.

RESULTS

UKMT Senior Maths Challenge (Sixth Form)

Gold Certificates were awarded to three Upper Sixth (Year 13) students: Lukasz Podgorski, Parsa Sarkis and Aine McColgan, who were also invited to take part in the next round of the competition – the Olympiad.

SENIOR

             
 

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Gold

Silver

Bronze

BMO

Next round

Certificates

2018

68

3

7

28

1

2

38

2016

56

2

9

12

1

1

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge (Years 10 and 11)

Gold Certificates were awarded to five Lower 5 (Year 10) students: Aran Husni, Arun Moore, Oscar Jones, Nicolas McKenna and Duncan Ashby, and one Upper 4 (Year 9) student: Niall Wynne.

Intermediate

           
 

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Gold

Silver

Bronze

Next round

Certificates

2018

105

6

16

19

5

41

2017

100

4

12

20

3

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aran Husni, Arun Moore, Oscar Jones, Nicolas McKenna and Niall Wynne were invited to take part in the Olympiad, in March and did extremely well. Congratulations in particular go to Niall Wynne who was awarded the coveted Merit Certificate.

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge (Years 8 and 7)

Gold Certificates were awarded to nine Lower 4 (Year 8) students: Thomas Gordon, Finn Whiteley, Eleanor Sharpe, Robert Jeffries, Benedict Rimmer, Cameron Hughes, Bernard Zhu, Gabriela Makarewicz, and Stefan Maltais and two Form 3 (Year 7)  students: Ryuku Yukita and William Bedwin.

Intermediate

           
 

Entered

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Olym

Certificates

2018

124

11

24

32

5

67

2016

47

4

15

13

1

32

Thomas Gordon, Finn Whiteley, Eleanor Sharpe, Robert Jeffries and Benedict Rimmer go through to the Olympiad in June.

St Benedict's top mathematicians
Some of St Benedict’s School’s top mathematicians, who were awarded Gold certificates in UK Mathematics Trust Challenges

Photo:

Back row: Lukasz Podgorski (Yr13), Robert Jeffries (Yr8), Max Lubowiecki (Yr12), Aine McColgan (Yr 13)

Middle row: Eleanor Sharpe (Yr8), Arun Moore (Yr10), Aran Husni (Yr10), Cameron Hughes (Yr8), Benedict Rimmer (Yr8)

Front row: Niall Wynne (Yr9), Ryuku Yukita (Yr 7), Gabriela Makarewicz (Yr8), Bernard Zhu(Yr8), Thomas Gordon (Yr8), Finn Whiteley (Yr8)

The UK Mathematics Trust Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses

Jules Dehon (Lower 6/Year 12)  has been invited to attend the UK Mathematics Trust Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclass Celebration Day in London in July. Jules achieved the best score in the UKMT’s Senior Maths Challenge in Year 12 at St Benedict’s last November. The event will be held at the Royal Institution, with talks from popular mathematicians on exciting areas of mathematics as well as a range of stimulating and challenging maths activities.

Phoebe Daly-Jones and Max Lubowiecki (Lower 6/Year 12) were invited to attend a series of Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses earlier this year, in recognition of their achievement in the Senior Maths Challenge last November. RI Masterclasses encourage young people to broaden their engagement with STEM through series of hands-on and interactive extracurricular. Across the series students heard from different speakers from industry and academia and were able to explore a variety of topics in real depth, allowing them to experience the wonders and applications of Mathematics.

In Upper 4/Year 9, Niall Wynne and Jin Tao Wang have been invited to the Royal Institution’s Mathematics Masterclass Day in London, following their high achievement in the Intermediate Maths Challenge in February.

In Lower 5/Year 10, Arun Moore and Aran Husni have been invited to attend a prestigious UKMT Hammersmith Maths Circle event in June, in recognition of their achievement in the Intermediate Maths Challenge and follow-on round in February and March. The event will introduce the students to new mathematical ideas and concepts, inspiring their mathematical thinking.

 

 

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