Abbey Grange has an impressive history in Maths competitions and this year has been no different. Team Competitions The Pop Maths Quiz is a school’s event as part of the Leeds Festival of Science. A team consists of six students from Year 7 and Year 8. Students are asked 20 challenging questions and given 3 minutes to work as a team to find an answer. This year there was a tie breaker scenario between three schools. Abbey Grange won the tie breaker and brought a trophy back to school for the third year in a row. The Senior Team Challenge involved a group of four students from Year 12 and Year 13. The competition tests mathematical, communication and teamwork skills. The students gained immensely from participation. The Maths Feast is run by the FMSP for Year 10 students. This year we took two teams of four students to the regional final. One group gained a certificate for the Pentominoes round and the other team for the True/False round. The UKMT Team Challenge is for a group of four students from Year 8 and Year 9. This year Abbey Grange won the regional final and we were invited to London to participate in the National Final. The National Final was an amazing experience against 87 other schools. As this was the first year we attended this level of competition, we were happy to gain experience of the expectations and standards that were required. UKMT Individual Competitions The UKMT Maths competitions are divided into three categories, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under exam conditions. Nationally, the top 40% receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. The Junior Maths Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 8 or below in England. High scorers are invited to participate in the Junior Kangaroo or Junior Mathematical Olympiad. Nationally, the top 40% receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. This year Abbey Grange was awarded 14 Gold awards, 17 silver awards and 38 bronze awards. In addition, three students qualified for the Junior Kangaroo. The Intermediate Maths Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 or below. High scorers are invited to participate in various Kangaroo or Olympiads. Nationally, the top 40% receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. This year Abbey Grange was awarded 13 Gold awards, 13 silver awards and 23 bronze awards. In addition, eleven students qualified for follow on rounds. This included five students for the Pink Kangaroo where 1 gained a merit, four students for the Grey Kangaroo where 1 gained a merit and 2 students for the Cayley Olympiad where both students gained a merit. The Senior Maths Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 13 or below. High scorers are invited to participate in the Junior Kangaroo or Junior Mathematical Olympiad. Nationally, the top 60% receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. This year Abbey Grange was awarded 2 Gold awards, 12 silver awards and 18 bronze awards. In addition, two students qualified for the Senior Kangaroo and 1 gained a merit. The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is aimed at girls in Year 11 to 13 to inspire them to get involved in advanced mathematical problem solving. Of the five girls who participated, 2 gained distinctions.
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