The Perse School

Intermediate Maths Challenge success

23 Feb 2016

Perse pupils recently took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge, a national maths competition. Our students performed exceptionally well, and were awarded 100 Gold certificates, 85 Silver and 65 Bronze certificates in total. The top 7% of entrants nationally are awarded Gold certificates, the next 14% are awarded Silver and the next 20% receive Bronze awards. Thirty percent of Perse students who sat the paper secured a Gold.

Pip Jackson in Year 10 received the accolade of ‘best in school’, with an exceptional score of 130 out of 135 on the paper, closely followed by Vikram Singh (Year 9) with a score of 127, Yao-Chih Kuo (Year 10) with 123 and Nicholas Budenberg (Year 11) with 122.

Seventeen of the 27 Year 8 pupils entered into the competition achieved a Gold, which is particularly impressive as they were competing against pupils three years older than themselves. Aady Nagarajan also achieved a Gold certificate despite only being in Year 7.

This success means that 28 pupils have been invited to sit the Intermediate Maths Olympiad (taken by the 500 highest scorers nationally), and a further 73 have been invited to sit the Kangaroo (taken by the top 5,000 entrants).

Well done to everyone who took part.

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