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More Success for the College's Mathematics Department

Posted on 31st January 2017

The participants of the two follow-up rounds to the Senior Maths Challenge Back row: James Milburn, Przemek Bujak, Sam Spedding, Joe Xia, Huw Nunn (giving Alex Harris a piggy-back), Jonah McPartlin Front Row: Morgan Walters, Tallula Kontic-Thomsen, Sacha Grabner

Students from the Mathematics Department recently participated in the follow-up rounds to the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Mathematics Challenge.

Senior Kangaroo

The second round of the Senior Maths Challenge, known as the Senior Kangaroo, is only open to approximately the top 3,000 scorers in November’s Senior Mathematics Challenge. The Merit award is bestowed on the top 25% achievers in the Senior Kangaroo.

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

Qualification: Tallula Kontic-Thomsen, Alex Harris, Jonah McPartlin, Huw Nunn, Becky Stacy, Jacob Stinton, Morgan Walters, Przemek Bujak

Merit Award: Sacha Grabner, James Milburn

Merit Award Winners: James Milburn and Sacha Grabner

Merit Award Winners: James Milburn and Sacha Grabner

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 Mathematics Challenge are invited to sit this prestigious exam, and those who perform in the top 25% gain the Distinction award.

This year we had two amazing students qualify, and one student achieved the Distinction.

Distinction Award: Sam Spedding

Qualification: Joe Xia

The Mathematical Olympians - Joe Xia and Sam Spedding

The Mathematical Olympians - Joe Xia and Sam Spedding

Dr Alistaire Everett, Tutor of Mathematics