Torpoint Students Success in UK Maths Competition!
Thirteen of our top mathematicians in Years 9, 10 and 11 took part in the UK Intermediate Maths Challenge in February. The maths challenge is a one hour paper that contains a variety of questions that involve puzzles, problems, logic as well as maths, which make them challenging and enjoyable to those taking part. It is a national competition with 250,000 of Britain’s best mathematicians taking part. The paper is designed to challenge the most able students and get them to think about the maths skills that they need to use. There were some fantastic results at Torpoint Community College with the following four students participating receiving awards.
Craig (year 11) and Hollie (year 9) both came top of their year groups. Josh (year 10) achieved a Bronze certificate and Genna of year 10 achieved a Silver certificate which puts her in the top 30% of mathematicians her age in the country! She also received the Best in Year 10 and Best in School Certificate.