The Perse School

Maths success at The Perse

8 May 2014

Maths 1It has been a busy time in the Maths Department recently. At the very end of last term we fielded teams in two East of England finals at the Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences. In the Year 8 and 9 competition, Philip Sosnin, Yao-Chih Kuo, Robert Thomson and Jong-Ihn Chung came a very strong second out of 30 teams. We wait to hear whether we have made the National Finals in London as one of the highest scoring runners-up. In the same week our Year 10 team, comprising Pratap Singh, Patrick Bevan, Thomas Read and Rosie Cates, excelled and won their final after an exciting competition which came down to the very last round.

In the second week of term, 180 students took part in the Junior Maths Challenge. We look forward to hearing how they got on and are already preparing for the Junior Maths Olympiad (the follow on round) in anticipation!

In the Intermediate Olympiad (the follow on round from the Intermediate Maths Challenge) the students achieved some notable successes. The following students receive a medal for being in the top 100 nationally in their year group: Jong-Ihn Chung, Rosie Cates, Thomas Read, Pratap Singh, Sechan Yun and Henrik Burton.

The following students receive a prize and a medal for being in the top 50 nationally in their year group: Patrick Bevan, Alex Harris (who achieved full marks), Anthony Kattuman and Renzhi Zhou.

As a result of their excellent solutions, Patrick, Anthony and Renzhi were shortlisted by the UK Maths Trust to participate in a national summer school in Leeds. Sadly, their rules dictate that only one student per school may attend so after a closely fought selection process (involving STEP questions!) Anthony has been selected. Congratulations must also go to Renzhi and Patrick for their exceptional results.

As a result of her outstanding result in the European Kangaroo Competition, Roan Talbut has been invited to attend a mathematical summer school at Balliol College, Oxford. We hope both she and Anthony enjoy this challenging and exciting opportunity.

Well done to all involved.

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