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Hopefuls take part in prestigious UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Hopefuls take part in prestigious UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Young mathematicians at Rydal Penrhos have taken part in a prestigious national competition.

A host of hopefuls descended on the Memorial Hall for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge, which was held on Thursday, April 27.

The Junior Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 8 or below in England and Wales, Year 9 or below in Northern Ireland and S2 or below in Scotland.

It involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions.

Pupils fill in the answer sheet in B or HB pencil and the Challenge is marked by UKMT using an optical mark reader.

Thousands of other pupils from across the country will also be participating in the event, with results expected to be announced within six weeks.

The top 40 per cent nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and each institution receives a Best in School certificate.

Around 1,200 of the highest scorers are invited to participate in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.

Rydal Penrhos has already enjoyed phenomenal success in the UKMT’s Senior and Intermediate events, with dozens of pupils achieving certificates for their efforts.

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