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More Mathematics Department Success

Posted on 2nd February 2018

The participants of the two follow-up rounds to the Senior Maths Challenge. From L-R (measured by head location): Rob Russmann, Przemek Bujak, James Milburn, Mark Pepper, Joe Xia, Tom Morris, Elliott Farr, Matt Glancy, Alasdair Casperd, Jasmine Stanley, Thomas Malins, Sam Watling, John Irwin

Students at Hereford Sixth Form College participated in the follow-up rounds to the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge:

Senior Kangaroo

The “second round” of the Senior Maths Challenge, known as the Senior Kangaroo, is open only to approximately the top 6,600 scorers in November’s Senior Maths Challenge. The Merit award is bestowed on the top 25% achievers in the Senior Kangaroo.

Eleven students from Hereford Sixth Form College qualified for this second round, and two students achieved the Merit award.

Merit Award:  
Matt Glancy, Sam Watling.

Qualification:
Przemek Bujak, Alasdair Casperd, James Colley, Joel Dixon, John Irwin, Thomas Malins, Tom Morris, Harys Page, Rob Russmann.

 

The Merit Winners - Matt Glancy and Sam Watling

The Merit Winners - Matt Glancy and Sam Watling

Mathematical Olympiad for Girls

The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is a competition aimed at aspiring female mathematicians and is a test of mathematical ability and endurance, rivalling that of the British Mathematical Olympiad.  It is an open entry competition, and those who perform in the top 25% gain the Distinction award.

This year, we had one student who entered in for this competition, and she achieved the Distinction!

Distinction Award:
Jasmine Stanley

 

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, with the top 100 candidates receiving a medal.

This year we had six amazing students qualify, two students achieving the Distinction, and one highly talented mathematician achieved a Bronze medal, placing them in the top 100!

Distinction Award and Bronze Medal:
Joe Xia

Distinction Award:
James Milburn

Qualification:
Elliott Farr, Mark Pepper, Jasmine Stanley, Jacob Stinton

 

The Distinctive Olympians - James Milburn, Jasmine Stanley, Joe Xia

The Distinctive Olympians - James Milburn, Jasmine Stanley, Joe Xia

A prize achieved by so few…

A prize achieved by so few…

Dr Alistaire Everett, Tutor of Mathematics