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UKMT Junior Maths Challenge 2017

On the 27th of April, the maths department invited students from Years 7 and 8 to sit the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge which is a national competition where students answer intriguing maths and logic questions. Although it is a multiple choice test, it is very, very tough!

Over 150,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Junior Challenge and in order to get gold, students have to be in the top 6% of the top 40% students nationally. This year we had two students that secured gold and our congratulations go to: Joseph Dunne in Year 8 and Isobel Griffiths in Year 7. Joseph also managed to get the ‘Best in School’ award.
The students achieved 2 gold, 10 silver and 18 bronze certificates in this year's Junior Challenge; setting a new record for the college.

Gold Award Winners: Joseph Dunne, Isobel Griffiths

Silver Award Winners: Harvey Wonnacott, Tyler Bell, Ella Andrews, Zain Samad, Ryley Campbell, Eve Taylor, Evie Mannakee, Seb Andersen, Katie Reid, Samuel Keen

Bronze Award Winners: Mia Thurlbeck, Bradley Hemmings, Ava Damaro, Jessica Baird, Isobel Hereward, Jason Honour, Charlotte Hyland, India Fowler, Nicole Plant, Madeline Dunlop-Nash, Joseph Mayes, Millie Candlin, Gemma Rolfe, Matthew Ashley, Emily Morrison, Charlie Gardner, Callum Mace, Matthew Boxall

The maths department are very proud of all the students that entered the challenge and hope to give all students a chance at the next challenge to reveal the hidden mathematical talent at the College.
Here is a selection of questions from this year’s JMC; see if you can do them in under 3 minutes and feel free to send in your answers back to the College!

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