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Hereford Sixth Form College Students’ Maths Challenge Success

Posted on 14th January 2020

L-R; Reuben Carolan, Leila Hewitt, Sebastian Dixon and Bevis Drury

7 gold, 40 silver and 43 bronze awards were awarded to Hereford Sixth Form College students in this year’s UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge. Over 82,000 students from across the UK returned scripts for the Senior Maths Challenge with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze.

Approximately 6,000 of the top students are invited to participate in round 2 of this challenge, the Senior Kangaroo. In addition, approximately 1,000 of the very top students are invited instead to participate in the British Mathematical Olympiad – a gruelling test of mathematical ability.  Hereford Sixth Form College had 5 students who qualified for the Senior Kangaroo and 2 students who qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad!

The British Mathematical Olympiad is a gruelling test of mathematical ability and endurance. The top 1,000 scorers in November’s Senior Maths Challenge are invited to sit this prestigious exam, and those who perform in the top 25% gain the Distinction award.

This year we had 2 amazing students qualify; Bevis Drury achieved the Merit and Sebastian Dixon achieved the higher Distinction!

Moreover, Sebastian received a BRONZE MEDAL award (something Hereford Sixth Form College has only ever achieved once before), and a qualification to the second British Mathematical Olympiad round.

Congratulations to all participating students!


Bronze Award

Hannah Barnes, Vicky Beavan, Joe Clark, Jacob Cooper, Blake Corry, Jess Cowley, Hazel Elsby, Izzie Forbes, Hebe Garbutt, Charlotte Godsall, Phil Hayes, Harry Hooper, Rowan John, Ella Jones, Yu Xi Ke, Gus Kitching-Williams, Izzy Lawrence-McQueen, Matt Locke, Harry Lyness, Annabel Mackereth, George Mitchell, Oliver Moore, Erica Morgan, Emily Parr, Blake Patton, Cameron Pipe, Aaron Powell, Alasdair Purves, Jacob Quarry, Caleb Roberts, Jess Scrimshire, Amy Small, Ben Spurrier, Dominic Stewart, Lydon Strangeway, Brandan Tam, Greg Ward, Romilly Watkins, Aleutian Webb, George Whittall-Tong, Oskar Witucki, Kate Wright, Shaun Yalland

Silver Award

Henry Allman, Charlie Baxter, Zac Bernard-Pullen, Max Bielecki, Buck Blake, Ffion Brown, Emma Catterall, Faith Cooke, James Dempsey, Jess Ewing, Sam Farr, James Fawcett, Ethan Forster, Louis Gray, Ethan Hands, Matthew Harris, Sam Hollins, Oliver Izzard, Joe James, Aaron Jeffs, Scott Jones, Aaron Jones, Daisy Joy, Jack Khan, Columbus Layton, Ned Loveridge, Joseph Mackenzie, Ellie MacLeod, Charles Manning, Angus Martin, Emma Mumford, Callum O'Hagan, Ronan Osborne, Will Pritchard, Ben Rayson, Adam Scurrell, Catie Sheridan, Ewan Willcox, Isaac Williams, James Wren

Gold Award + Kangaroo Qualifier

Reuben Carolan, Dan Fenwick Lofts, Max Gunther, Leila Hewitt, Archie Worthington

Gold Award + British Mathematical Olympiad Qualifiers

Bevis Drury, Sebastian Dixon

A selection of Certificate winners from the Senior Mathematics Challenge

A selection of Certificate winners from the Senior Mathematics Challenge