Over 250,000 students from across the UK participated in the Junior Mathematical Challenge last half term. The challenge is aimed at pupils in Years 7 and 8 and students had 60 minutes to answer 25 varied multiple choice mathematical problems. High scorers are awarded certificates to recognise their success in mathematics.
At John Willmott School some Year 7 and 8 students took part in this recognised mathematics competition and we are very proud of our results. Nationally the top 40% get Bronze and we are delighted that Jamie Suviste, Rebecca Walker, Paris Whyte and Connor Swann (Year 7), Callum Fitzgerald, Morgan McIntosh, George Bishop, Umar Nawaz, Thomas Moore, Luke Edwards, Charley Moss, Aqib Mehmood and Jack Weston (Year 8) achieved this level. The top 20% are awarded Silver and Dena Shiltagh (Year 7), Dave Anderson (who also won best in Year 8), Harry O’Mahoney and Ella Delicate (Year 8) were in this category and only the top 7% achieve Gold and we are delighted that Hunor Veres (Year 7) was a worthy winner of the Gold certificate and also won best in School.
Miss Chana organised the challenge in school and said ‘The Maths Challenge provides questions to provoke students’ mathematical thinking and test their problem solving skills in an accessible and yet challenging way. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the national Junior Mathematical Challenge and especially those students that have received a certificate. It is great to see achievement in mathematics recognised.’