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103 Mathematicians!

Published Wednesday 20th of April 2011 10:09:22 AM

Earlier this term all St Swithun's School Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 girls sat the UKMT Intermediate Mathematics Challenge. The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at the top third of pupils in Year 11 or below in England and Wales and involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour. It is sat in school under normal exam conditions. The St Swithun's girls achieved an excellent set of results with Gold certificates awarded to 19 girls and a staggering 103 Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates in total.

Eleven of these girls were also invited to take part in follow-on rounds for high scoring students. Sophia Lee, age 16, sat the Year 11 Olympiad and Kitty Ma, Gladys Tyen, and Lottie Mitchell, all age 15 sat the Year 10 Olympiad. These are papers for the top 800 or so students nationally in each year. In addition, Year 10 and 11 girls Lucinda Oliver, Rose Bailey, Emma Gillard, Joanne Ng, Madeleine Steer, Rosie Thomas and Claudia Yip all sat the European "Pink" Kangaroo paper which is for students from over 30 countries in Europe and beyond.

Mr Stephen Power, Head of Mathematics at St Swithun's School says 'This is an excellent set of results, showing the strength in depth of Mathematics at St Swithun's. I am very proud of the girls for performing so well in this national competition.'

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