Students at Accrington Academy achieved one gold, six silver and ten bronze certificates in this year’s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 250 000 pupils from across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze.
At Accrington Academy Faiza Azim, Alex Morris, Chloe Brennand, Louise Heron, Abbie Kenyon, Rachel Manners, Dominic Pilkington, Lucy Pye, Leah Russell and Chloe Whittle all achieved bronze. Silver certificates were awarded to Neha Ali, Kian Hanlon, Mohammed Haseeb, Mateusz Kardacz, Aqeel Hassan and Jessica Kellett. Haiden Smith in year 7 achieved the prestigious gold certificate.
Alec Lindon, Subject Leader for Maths, commented,
What a brilliant achievement from our young students! To achieve so well in a prestigious national competition makes us all very proud. What a platform ready for moving onto GCSE and A-Level Maths!
The Junior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It is aimed at pupils in years 7 and 8 and promotes students’ mathematical thinking, testing their problem solving skills in an accessible and yet challenging way.
Well done to all involved!