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Numbers add up to challenge success

Pupils from Kings Priory School who won awards in this years National Maths Challenge organised by the Maths Trust UK.

Pupils from Kings Priory School who won awards in this years National Maths Challenge organised by the Maths Trust UK.

Young brainiacs proved to be top of their class and more at a maths challenge.

Pupils from Kings Priory School in Tynemouth achieved a staggering four gold certificates, four silver and 18 bronze in this year’s Junior and Intermediate Maths Challenges.

More than 440,000 pupils across the UK sat the challenge with around the top six per cent receiving gold awards, 13 per cent securing silver, and 21 per cent achieving the bronze.

Over 2,500 students are invited to sit a follow on Olympiad round and a further 7,000 to a multiple choice round.

Year 7 student Alex Ramsey was named Best in Year and School for the Junior Maths Challenge and Haitian Xie won the same for the Intermediate Challenge.

The Junior and Intermediate Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and aimed at those in Years 7 to 11 and is sat in schools.

 

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