Problem-solving hopefuls at Rydal Penrhos are gearing up for a tilt at a nationwide maths initiative.
The school’s brightest mathematical minds will be taking part in the United Kingdom Maths Trust’s Senior Challenge on Tuesday, November 6, where they will be looking to carry on Rydal Penrhos’ fine history of success in the competition.
Linda Wang and Emily Li secured qualification to the British Mathematical Olympiad last year thanks to their incredible performance during the challenge, while the pair of Eric Zhao and Vivia Li booked their place in the Senior Kangaroo after an impressive effort.
Alex Sorokin and Rune Jeremie were also awarded Best in Year in addition to their Gold certificate and Senior Kangaroo places.
There was also a sensational score recorded by Juan Rajagopal, who was awarded a place on the Senior Kangaroo despite only being a Year 9 pupil (now Year 10) taking part in a competition designed primarily for Sixth Formers.
Matthew Trumper, Bijou Rajagopal, Gowri Pradeep, Amy Yue and Caitlin Qu were part of the group that gained a Silver certificate, with Olivia Williams, Nicolas Fiorita, Will Crumb and Eddie Farrell among those that secured Bronze as a result of their respective performances.
The Senior Challenge is aimed at all 16-19-year-olds studying mathematics and is also suitable for pupils who are no longer studying maths but have completed their GCSE (or equivalent).
The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes and is sat under normal exam conditions. Following completion, the Challenge is marked by UKMT using an optical mark reader.